Things can change oh so quickly

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Zach Ward ENGANL00120130822120905

What a difference four days make.

It was all a little bit doom and gloom after the trip to Rotherham on Saturday, extending our run to just one win in seven matches after, a very poor performance — bar a 15-minute spell in the second half.

But the beauty of the Championship is that there is often a game just around the corner to put things right and the performance against Sheffield Wednesday during the week, especially in the second half, was a polar opposite to what almost 1,900 travelling Tractor Boys and Girls had witnessed at the weekend.

Despite going a goal down, we showed character, grit, and — perhaps more importantly — kept the ball on the ground to carve open some decent opportunities. It could have been more.

It was great to see Daryl Murphy back on the scoresheet – it was nothing less than his endeavour-laden performance deserved.

And who epitomises passion more than our match-winner Luke Chambers? He spurred the team on when we went 1-0 down, he never moans about being played out of position, and is committed to every tackle and every header.

What is a concern is that in the past two matches we have only conceded four meaningful chances, but have let in three goals.

At Rotherham we fell foul to a pair of set pieces, which is normally bread and butter for a Mick McCarthy side, while a mix-up between Bartosz Bialkowski and Christophe Berra led to a goal for the Owls.

But let’s hope this is the start of another decent spell – there’s a certain game on March 1 fast approaching...