Wood and O'Brien praise new boys - exclusive

Last updated : 05 January 2006 By Andy Parsons

Scot O'Brien put in his best display for The Owls in a man-of-the-match performance by pulling all the strings in midfield and Wood again impressed in defence, adding a goal to cap off an excellent display.

Wednesday's other goals in a 3-0 win came from debutant Marcus Tudgay - that one was set up brilliantly by Deon Burton and an own goal.

And following the win against Burnley on Saturday, two wins in succession has taken Wednesday out of the relegation zone.

"Yeah it’s fantastic to get two wins on the bounce," O'Brien told Footymad. "If someone told us last week that we would have got 7 points from a possible 12 we would grabbed their hand off. It’s great to win at home too so long may it continue.

"I thought the new boys today did fantastically well but the team did very well also but Marcus and Deon played their parts well, and obviously Marcus got his goal as well which he will be delighted with."

In-form Wood agreed, the youngster added: "These two wins are just what we needed so hopefully we have turned the corner now and go on the up. I would say that the season starts here for us – hopefully we can continue bringing in new players to the club, they can help us carry on winning."

Wood started off his Owls career with a handful of goals but they have been rarities since, so he is just happy to get on the scoresheet again.

"Scoring goals is something I have always wanted to improve on," Wood said. "I have always wanted to get more goals, help the team out and chip away by getting the goals – something that a centre-half should do and hopefully I will get a few more this season."