Wednesday backed to secure second place: Brian Laws

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FORMER Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws is convinced his former club will overhaul Sheffield United and finish in the second automatic promotion spot.

The Blades boast a two-point advantage, which is effectively three thanks to a vastly superior goal difference, over their rivals with four to play.

Laws, who recently applied for the Rotherham United job, is enjoying the battle at the top between the Sheffield duo and expects the fight to go to the final day of the season.

He said: “It is an intriguing one to watch, because the two Sheffield clubs are going to continue to fight it out right until the end for promotion. It is a really difficult one to call but I think it is going to go right to the wire.

“Sheffield Wednesday have a great chance. I have seen them quite a few times this season: they have goals in them, they look organised. There has been a lot of work done by Gary Megson and the foundations have been set.

“Dave Jones has taken it on and continued that good work and I can see them getting stronger each game that goes by. I have got to say, I think Wednesday will probably pip Sheffield United just at the final few hurdles, but all of the city of Sheffield would love both teams to go up, but make sure that Sheffield United do it the hard way in the play-offs!!”

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