Irvine seeking strong response

21 February 2010 05:57
Sheffield Wednesday boss Alan Irvine is urging his players to bounce back strongly from their 1-0 home defeat at the hands of fellow strugglers Ipswich. Carlos Edwards rifled a long-range shot past the outstretched right arm of Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant on his return to the starting line-up. With the team deeply embroiled in a relegation battle, Irvine is anxious to see how his players react mentally under the increasing pressure. "I am as worried as I have been," admitted Irvine. "I have said all along that we need six wins and I am more worried about the fact that that is another game gone and we still need six wins. "I am confident the players have enough ability to stay in this division and I'm confident we'll do the organisational side of it and get prepared for games. "The big thing that I am really still trying to find out about is the character of the players and whether they have the mental strengths to do it."

Source: PA