Sheffield Wednesday recorded their third consecutive Championship defeat of the campaign against Preston North End on Saturday.

Sheffield Wednesday are still without a point on the board in the new Championship season. In the Owls’ opening three matches, Xisco Munoz has seen his side beaten by Southampton, Hull City, and Preston North End.

Preston North End were deserving of their win this weekend. A Liam Lindsay goal was enough to secure all three points for the Lilywhites in their visit to Hillsborough Stadium.

Despite having only been appointed as Sheffield Wednesday boss this summer, as the successor to Darren Moore, Munoz may already feel that some pressure is beginning to mount on him. 

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Munoz must turn things around for Sheffield Wednesday fast

Sheffield Wednesday were always in for a tough season in the second tier, having been promoted via the League One play-offs last time out. As things stand, Munoz must be able to see that his side are a long way from the standard required to thrive in the Championship.

Sheffield Wednesday need to record some positive results soon before confidence levels drop completely and Munoz finds that his job is under serious scrutiny. The Spanish coach needs to find a way to give the Yorkshire side some cutting edge in the final third.

After the defeat against Preston North End, Munoz gave his verdict on the challenge facing Sheffield Wednesday this season, following their step up from a lower division. As quoted by The Yorkshire Post, the manager said, “they are working every day on the training ground to change the situation, every day trying to reduce the process and improve the connections, and close the gap between League One and Championship. We are in a situation where we switch off for five minutes and we concede a goal…This is the difference in the Championship. We had better control of the game today but it wasn’t enough to take the points.”

It will be interesting to see how long the Hillsborough Stadium faithful keep faith in Munoz if results don’t improve quickly for Sheffield Wednesday.

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