Duo on Foxes victory - exclusive

Last updated : 16 January 2006 By Andy Parsons

The Owls showed great resilience to come back from a goal down to beat The Foxes 2-1 thanks to a Chris Brunt thunderbolt and a Graham Coughlan header.

Paul Sturrock’s men defended resolutely and Nicky Weaver pulled off two fantastic saves to give the club their third win out of three.

“It was brilliant, fantastic even,” left-back Gilbert told Footymad. “That’s just what I wanted but it’s a massive three points for the club as well, it’s nice for me personally to get one over my former club but like I said the important thing is the three points and I am delighted with the way we achieved it.

“Since I have been here, I have been told that my main job will have to be defensively-minded and hopefully it has helped. We have done lots of work on the back four together so hopefully we can carry on this good run and pick up a few points.”

Hills meanwhile is relishing his new position by playing as more of an attacker and the former Gillingham man wants to keep winning so the pressure is not on Wednesday come the end of the season.

“We are really happy.” Hills admitted. “We have won our last three games and got a draw at Preston so it has been a decent period for us over the new year period but the important thing now is that we have created a gap between us and those at the bottom so it is vital that we now try to continue this form over the next five to ten games.

“We don’t need the pressure on us at the end of the season, I have had that in the previous two campaigns with Gillingham so I know what it’s like to struggle at the wrong end of the table but we are not going to get carried away, we have had three good wins but we have to keep working hard and carrying on the form.

“In the past when we have taken the lead we have sat back and got punished but that seems not to happen much these days, we don’t let many in so hopefully that will continue.”