Hillsborough

Next Game

Sheff Wed v Bristol C

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Antonio: Gray believes in us

Michail Antonio believes manager Stuart Gray has instilled Sheffield Wednesday's players with confidence following his appointment as permanent boss last month.

Last Updated: 19/02/14 at 14:36 Post Comment

Michail Antonio: Praises boss Stuart Gray

Michail Antonio: Praises boss Stuart Gray

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Gray was placed in temporary charge when former manager Dave Jones was sacked on December 1 and the Owls have since climbed nine points clear of the relegation zone into 17th place.

Their 11-game unbeaten run was halted by Wigan last week, while victory over Charlton in their rearranged fifth-round FA Cup tie would set up a quarter-final clash with city rivals Sheffield United.

"You can see the boys are more comfortable on the ball, instead of more balls down the channels we're playing more on the ground," said former Reading winger Antonio.

"We're passing it around when we can and it seems like the boys are more confident and more up for it."

When asked if this was down to Gray, Antonio added: "Yes, it's got to be really.

"I like Dave Jones, but since he's been gone and Stuart Gray picked it up everything's gone nicely, everything's kind of clicked.

"It seems as if everything's more relaxed. Under a new manager everyone gets a fresh start.

"Chris Maguire has been starting games and getting goals and working wonders. We've all started with a clean slate."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Dani Osvaldo leaves Southampton two years early

Southampton have terminated the contract of record signing Dani Osvaldo.

Slaven Bilic missing from West Ham bench for Europa League opener

Academy manager Terry Westley will be in charge when West Ham make their Europa League debut against Andorran side FC Lusitans.

Matej Vydra joins Watford on five-year deal after two loan spells

Striker Matej Vydra is back with Watford, this time on a permanent basis after signing a five-year deal to join the club from Udinese.

Mail Box

Are United Aiming Too High On Transfers?

One mailer wonders whether United are aiming a little high on their transfer ambitions. Plus, BAHs, West Ham in Europe, petty annoyances and Michu to United...

Liverpool Are Attractive To Strikers

You've got little competition and bags of service from midfield, so surely strikers would love to join Liverpool? Plus England's future, Callum Wilson handshakes and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company