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MANAGER PREVIEW - SHEFF WEDNESDAY (H)

4 February 2022

JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink delivered his pre-match press conference as his side welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow afternoon (3pm kick-off).

With the side only suffering one loss in 2022 so far, Hasselbaink says his side are ‘in a good place’ but insists they won’t get carried away.

“We are in a good place; we aren’t getting carried away.”

“The last match at home was disappointing so we will try and put that behind us with a good performance and hopefully a result against a very good team.”

“We want to keep on improving, we had to start from scratch, and I think we have taken really good steps forward.”

Gassan Ahadme was replaced early in the Brewers 2-1 win at Lincoln last week. The manager spoke on the forward after coming off injured.

“Gassan is back, he trained with the side and is available for selection tomorrow.”

Hasselbaink spoke on transfer business including the acquisition of Forward Christian Saydee on loan from Bournemouth, and Goalkeeper Matej Kovar on loan from Manchester United.

“He (Christian Saydee) is a young player who Is very powerful, very good with his back to goal and has a lot of potential.”

“He is different to Jebbison, differently built and they are different types of players.”

“We want him to still look for that space behind the defenders, he has a lot of talent.”

“We needed to do something with the Goalkeeper position now that Kieran O’Hara has left, but we also needed someone who has quality and Matej (Kovar) will challenge Ben for his shirt.”

Speaking on tomorrow’s opponents, Jimmy says that Sheffield Wednesday is a massive club, but tomorrow they will try and make it as uncomfortable for them as possible.

“They have always been a huge club; they have massive support.”

“Do they deserve to be in this league, yes of course because something has obviously gone wrong.”

“Should a club like them be down in League One, not at all, a club that size should be in the Premier League, but that is football.”

“We have a full stadium tomorrow with a lot of away fans too. We are at home, and we have got to try and make them feel uncomfortable to take the three points.”


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