Irvine vows to bounce back

Manager Alan Irvine has urged Sheffield Wednesday to keep believing in his side despite Sunday's heart-breaking relegation from the Championship.

A final-day 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at Hillsborough was good enough for the visitors to survive at the expense of the ailing Owls.

"The fans were magnificent and I really feel for them," said Irvine, who replaced Brian Laws in the managerial hot-seat in January but was unable to prevent the slide into League One.

"We have to now try and move on and hopefully give the fans a team that they will be proud of for the future.

"All I can say to the supporters is that we will never leave anything to chance. We can never be accused of not working hard and doing everything we can possibly do to be successful.

"Anyone who knows the way we work, I'm sure would agree with that. I can't make any promises to our supporters other than that they will get our total commitment."

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