Sheffield Wednesday head coach Jos Luhukay has told the club website that the team was much improved in today’s 1-1 draw with Hull City compared to last week’s loss against Wigan Athletic.

The Owls were poor last week when they lost 3-2 to Wigan Athletic in their season opener and were hoping to bounce back with today’s Yorkshire Derby against Hull City. And for a while, it seemed like Wednesday were going to lose again as their poor defence let them down again with Frazier Campbell making the most of it to score from close range. But in the second half, Wednesday rallied and got a penalty when Reece Burke tangled with Fernando Forestieri in the box. The attacking maverick, linked with a move away this summer, stepped up and equalised.

Luhukay has admitted that while he was not happy with the result because they didn’t win, he did say that the team was much better than last week’s loss and this game was a step in the right direction for the club.

He said: “We were better in both directions today but am I happy? No, because a manager cannot be happy when you do not win the game.”

“But our defending was better and our attacking was better today. We had some good chances and could have won the game.”

“But I am not angry or disappointed with my players because I think we did a good game.”

Wednesday will hope to get their first win of the season on Thursday night when they face Sunderland in the Carabao Cup.

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