FORMER Owls hero Lee Bullen is rooting for the club to rise again under Milan Mandaric and Gary Megson as he approaches a happy anniversary.
This Sunday it will be exactly six years since he captained the club to a 4-2 triumph against Hartlepool in the play-off final in Cardiff.
He left Hillsborough in 2008 but remains a fan after a four-year stay. Bullen - during a visit to Sheffield - has told The Star that he is full of optimism about next season:
“To be honest, I thought everything was in place for the start of this season, which turned out to be a disappointment for me and every Wednesday fan,” he said. “Whatever the reasons, it didn’t seem to work out. There were patches of fantastic form and of inconsistent form.
“Gary Megson will be able to get in a full pre-season with the players, put his stamp on the team and get them playing the way he wants to play, and the chairman will be wanting to fund a major push.
“Any Wednesday fan - and I include myself among them - has to be optimistic about next season, as the club try to get back up there before the Blades.
“And don’t knock Chesterfield’s chances of putting a spanner in the works. John Sheridan has got them playing good football with confidence and a winning mentality.”