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Opinion: Bruce’s start to life at Sheffield Wednesday means promotion is a real possibility next season

Opinion: Bruce’s start to life at Sheffield Wednesday means promotion is a real possibility next season

Sheffield Wednesday continued their fine run of form under new manager Steve Bruce this weekend with a well earned 1-1 draw at Derby County.

The Owls have turned things right around since bringing in Bruce to replace Jos Luhukay, and they remain right in with a shout of making a late run at the top six.

And Wednesday fans should be encouraged really with what they are seeing, meaning a promotion run could very much be on the cards for the 2019/20 campaign.

Of course, things will need to change in some aspects of the club, including the playing squad, which is lacking some depth when it comes to the bench and players who can come on and make a real difference in a game.

The Owls though do have players due back from injury, including influential striker Gary Hooper, who has missed almost two seasons with injury and is sorely missed at the top end of the pitch.

The likes of George Boyd and Joos Van Aken are players Bruce might well look to move on too, and if he can wheel and deal in the market and bring in some more players, the Owls will have a more than capable squad.

His January business was good, and if those signings are anything to go by, then Wednesday fans can indeed start dreaming of a successful campaign next year.

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