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22 Mar 2010 23:28:59

Defence is key - Irvine

Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine believes his side's survival chances rest on a watertight defence.The Owls are unbeaten in their last three matches having taken a point from each and boss Irvine was encouraged by his side's latest defensive performance in the goalless weekend home draw with Derby.Irvine said: "We didn't take our chances, but the plus side is that we didn't concede a goal and if we can keep that going it gives us a really good chance between now and the end of the season."The Owls have no respite this week with another home clash, against relegation rivals Watford, on Wednesday.Irvine added: "Every game is important. The one against Derby was really important and Wednesday's undoubtedly is."A win for Irvine's side would lift them above Watford in the table with a one-point advantage, but the Hornets have two games in hand.


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