Irvine looking for home comforts

20 January 2010 02:27
Alan Irvine is wary his flying start as Sheffield Wednesday manager could come undone if his players fail to replicate their commitment levels in front of their own fans. The former Preston boss steered Wednesday to their first win in three months at Barnsley on Saturday and they followed that up with a 2-0 victory at Blackpool to climb out of the relegation zone, but the Owls, who take on Peterborough on Saturday, have lost six of their last seven games at Hillsborough. Irvine said: "It's massively important now that we don't have two fantastic results on the road and then mess up at home, so we must go about our jobs on Saturday the way we have at Barnsley and against Blackpool. "It's massive for the players because they have been in the relegation zone too long. It's massive for the staff as well because it will help the players believe in what we're trying to do. "They have shown a huge level of commitment so far and a great work ethic, which is a must with me. Now we must carry that ethic into game after game after game."

Source: PA