Owls fans meet players ahead of game in Sheffield

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Sheffield Wednesday fans had a behind the scenes tour of Hillsborough stadium after winning a competition.

Becky Richardson, from Rotherham, entered a competition on Sheffield Wednesday’s official Instagram account earlier this year for midfielder Jose Semedo to visit their home during the summer.

Then, to extend the prize, Wednesday invited the family to Hillsborough to meet Jose and the rest of the team before the Derby County game on Sunday.

Becky’s son Jay, aged nine, met all the Owls players in the dressing room before the match, took photos and got autographs.

Jose took time to talk to the family, show Jay around the dressing room and got his match shirt signed by all the team for the young Owl to take home.

Jay said: “I don’t care if I don’t get any presents for Christmas, today was worth a million presents.

“When Jose showed me around the changing rooms all the players smiled and shook my hand and made me feel really important. I feel like I’m friends with Jose now and I’ll never forget meeting him at my house and now at Hillsborough. I’ve already had the best Christmas.”