Owls just one big happy family says ace Semedo

Sheffield Wednesday v Chesterfield....Owls Jose Semedo
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JOSE Semedo says he has never in his career experienced a better team spirit than the one that exists at Hillsborough.

The Portuguese midfield player feels as if he is a member of a happy family in his first season with the Owls.

He is enjoying the success too, with the club having scored a seventh successive home League win and notched their best Hillsborough start for 51 years.

But he prescribes a further dose of hard work as they face away games at Carlisle tomorrow and Wycombe on Saturday.

“It’s been amazing; I don’t remember such a good spirit in the dressing room like we have now,” said the 26-year-old.

“At the training ground, with the management, physio staff, kit man, everyone, it’s unbelievable.

“People outside Sheffield can’t imagine how close we are, how helpful we are with each other.

“This is my first season here; I feel like I am home, like I am in my family.

“The dressing room is a proper one, a good one.

“At the beginning of the season we had some tough times but we are always working together. In training we help each other. People can’t imagine how good it is.”

Keeping up the third-placed Owls’ improved away form is now the aim, says the midfielder who played for Portuguese clubs Casa Pia and Sporting Lisbon and Italian outfit Cagliari and spent four years at Charlton.

Welcoming Saturday’s 2-0 win against Colchester, he said: “When you win at home, you go away with confidence to get more fans to go with you and hopefully get a good result.

“The last few away games have been amazing for us. We’re going to keep working hard to get the results away from home as well.”

The Owls have collected seven points from their last three trips and could do with more this week if they are to disturb top two Charlton and Huddersfield.

“Even at home it has never been easy,” added Semedo. “Although we have been winning, we have been working hard. Every game is tough. Anything can happen.

“We are working hard every day to get what the fans want and what we want.”

Julian Bennett looks set to return at left back tomorrow with Reda Johnson suspended after receiving his fifth booking of the season on Saturday.