SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY head coach Stuart Gray was left to bemoan his side’s lack of ruthlessness in front of goal in a frustrating 1-1 derby draw with Huddersfield Town.
A late 86th-minute strike from Sergiu Bus, his first goal for the Owls, looked like securing the Hillsborough outfit’s second home win since Boxing Day, only for fellow replacement Ishmael Miller to earn Town a late point.
Miller found time and space after the Owls defence failed to cope with a punt forward and while Gray felt there could have been a foul on Kamil Zayatte in the build-up, he said that didn’t legimate for his back four’s failure to clear their lines.
Gray said: “We’re disappointed that we threw two points away. I should be talking about a 1-0 win. We switched off and didn’t see the game out.
“They scored from a punt down the pitch. We didn’t deal with the long ball. We’ve defended better than that.
“We’ve had chances and didn’t get that second goal, which was the most important thing. Bus had a good chance and I thought (Caolan) Lavery had a good chance as well.
“We’ve tended to get our noses in front at Hillsborough and then not killed teams off.
“They obviously came with a game plan, keeping five players behind the ball and trying to hit us on the break.
“It was good for Bus to get the goal. Like any forward, he wanted to get on the scoresheet.”