It has been quite a few weeks for Sheffield Wednesday supporters hasn’t it?
The Owls moved within just three points of the play-off positions following their 4-2 victory over Blackburn Rovers as Steve Bruce’s side allowed the Hillsborough faithful to dream of a top-six finish.
However, after drawing 0-0 at Stoke City last week, Wednesday fell to 11th in the Championship and knew that they would have to pick up all three points against Aston Villa on Saturday to remain in contention this season.
Despite taking the lead in the first-half of their clash with the Lions, the Yorkshire-based outfit were pegged back by a strike by Lions midfielder John McGinn. Steven Fletcher then spurned a great chance to put his side back ahead by missing a penalty and was made to suffer by Albert Adomah and Tammy Abraham who both scored in second-half injury time for Villa to break Wednesday’s hearts.
Although they now find themselves six points behind the play-off positions and in need of a miracle to extend their season beyond the usual 46 game mark in the Championship, it is overwhelmingly clear that Bruce is the right man for the job at Hillsborough.
The 58-year-old has transformed the club’s fortunes since taking over in February and could very easily lead them to an immensely successful season next year if given the chance to bring in his own players in the transfer window. With no fewer than four promotions from the second tier on his resume already, Bruce will be confident that he can be the man to secure a top-flight return for the Owls.
If Wednesday can replicate the form that they have produced under their new manager over an entire campaign, they should emerge as one of the favourites to secure promotion in 2019/20, especially if they can keep a hold of their best players in the summer.
Whereas there have been periods of uncertainty at the club in the previous decade, the future suddenly looks a lot brighter for the Owls under the management of Bruce.
What do you think Wednesday fans? Are your hopes of reaching the play-offs all-but over for this season? How impressed have you been with Bruce since he took over at the club? Get in touch below.
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