WISE OWL - Back to reality for Sheffield Wednesday

AFTER the brilliant start the season, it was back to reality - or should that be normality - for Sheffield Wednesday.

Our two wins have been quickly followed by two defeats and you could almost hear the groans of Wednesdayites saying “here we go again,” and “same old Wednesday.”

But we must remain positive, after all it’s only a few weeks into the new season.

We didn’t look brilliant, but the signs were encouraging against Rochdale and Blackpool.

But that was followed by a 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday and a 2-1 defeat against Bury on Tuesday evening.

We were unlucky not to return from Bury with a draw after Reda Johnson’s goal was ruled out for an apparent foul, which Wednesdayites at Gigg Lane struggled to see.

What was even harder to take was that new striker Chris O’Grady was taken off in the first half with a reoccurrence of his heel injury.

Now he could be out for several weeks, and Gary Megson is back to square one searching for a striker before the 31st August transfer deadline.

There are, however, still some positives to take from this week with the arrival on Ben Marshall on loan from Stoke.

The wide man is seen as another piece fitted into Megson’s puzzle to create a promotion winning team.

With so many new faces arriving only recently at Hillsborough I think it would be unfair to expect the team to gel straight away.

The team needs time to get used to each others playing style and used to playing in League One.

We need to start passing the ball around in midfield more instead of playing the long ball to Gary Madine and Clinton Morrison and we have players in David Prutton and Jose Semedo who are more than capable of doing that.

Hopefully the signs against Notts County will be more promising and we can get three points infront of our home crowd and get our season going again.

We should see where we are after 10 games. If the signs aren’t good after that then Milan Mandaric will have to think about the possibility of changes.

It’s unthinkable to have Sheffield Wednesday in League One for another season, promotion is vital this year.

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