THREE matches into the new season and Sheffield Wednesday are enjoying life in their new surroundings.
The Owls claimed a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Millwall, with Miguel Llera bundling home the winner late on. The popular Spanish defender bagged a second-half double as the Championship newcomers secured all three points at Hillsborough to extend Dave Jones’s unbeaten run to 16 games.
Bristol Owl paid tribute to Llera on thestar.co.uk and posted: “In the last six games of last season Wednesday picked up five wins and one draw (twice by the odd goal). Llera scored in four of them, and there’s a strong case for arguing that this was decisive on us overtaking the Blades in the run-in and gaining second place promotion by 3 points. Hero or what?”
Empty Red Plastic seats welcomes the style of football Wednesday are producing under Jones, saying: “I’m really enjoying going to the games. The team makes it easy for the fans to get behind them because of the attractive style of attacking football, fighting spirit and never say die attitude. Only another 43 points and we will be safe. DJ did warn us, it would be a rollercoaster ride. He said we will make mistakes. We are still work in progress.”
Flotter also heaped praise on Jones’s side, commenting: “Great effort from the Owls even with an unfit Gary Madine and Reda Johnson still offering as much room as the opposition needs to score against us in each game up to now. Madine needs to get fit, but Chris O’Grady must have been wondering “why from the start” while he sat on the bench? The games are harder to win now, but the whole team dug deep and pulled out a great result.”
Ivan Eddake knows there is a long way to go and added: “We are only three games into the new season, in a better division and we are finding our feet admirably.
“In Rodri, we have a young kid who only moved to this country last weekend. He’s in strange surroundings, doesn’t speak the language very well, and is certainly not used to the weather. OK, so he didn’t play as well as on his debut, but he will be a terrific player when he settles in.”
On the red and white half of the city, bcblade is refusing to panic despite Sheffield United squandering several chances in their 1-1 draw at Colchester United.
“We are still unbeaten, things look good but we are not getting the rub of the green yet,” he said. “Our strikers will click.”