Laws furious with mistakes
Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws has vowed to make changes to his side after their display at Vicarage Road.
Last Updated: 23/10/09 11:00pm
Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws has vowed to make changes to his side after their shambolic defensive display at Vicarage Road.
The Owls went down 4-1 to Watford in the Championship on Friday night after a lacklustre display.
Defender Adrian Mariappa gave Watford the lead from close range, and Henri Lansbury swept in a fine second after a one-two with Tom Cleverley.
Marcus Tudgay gave Brian Laws' side some hope as he reduced the deficit before half-time. But Jon Harley and then Lansbury again scored excellent second-half goals to give the Hornets a thoroughly deserved three points.
On-loan Watford pair Cleverley and Lansbury were instrumental in the Hornets' display.
However, Laws preferred to lament his side's mishaps as they allowed Watford to control the game almost from start to finish.
"It was too easy for them. I'm very disappointed with the performance tonight in every area of the park," Laws told Sky Sports.
"Talk about performances from one game to another - that's completely opposite to what we're about.
"We didn't pass it well when we had the ball, we ended up knocking it long - that's not what we're about.
"In every department we were just second best. There's no complaint about the result, we deserved to get beat tonight."
The defeat is Wednesday's second on the bounce and Laws admits he may be forced to drop under-performing regulars in a bid to stop leaking goals.
"The only way you can (stop conceding) is to make changes. Whatever changes I can make I'll have to, because it's happening too many times.
"When you're giving that amount of help to the opposition you're not doing yourself any favours so we've got to stop that - there was some shoddy goals tonight."
Watford manager Malky Mackay had high praise for loan stars Lansbury and Cleverley, on-loan from Arsenal and Manchester United respectively.
The duo are set to stay at Vicarage Road until New Year's Day but Mackay will be keen to keep them on this showing.
Mackay said: "It's up to the parent clubs whether they want them to stay with us.
"Both boys are enjoying being here and playing in the Championship week in week out - and they are getting that experience here in a very tough league.
"You loan players from top teams, and it helps them to flourish as a player.
"They are giving us quality and they have been embraced by the players here.
"They have shown great humility; they are involved with everything we do at this club, and we are delighted with them.
"Henri went to Scunthorpe when he had the chance to stay in London, and I really respected that. He stepped outside his comfort zone and was keen to learn.
"Clubs have to trust us to develop their players - and two of the best clubs in the country obviously do that, which is a boost for us."
Watford are now just three points from the top of the table, but Mackay is refusing to get carried away.
He said: "All I ask of them is to be competitive in every game - and if they
play like that every week then they have a real chance."