Giles Coke believes that coach Stuart Gray has played a big part in his renaissance.
The Owls midfielder who has signed a new two-year contract also cites boss Dave Jones as a major reason for his decision to stay.
Coke’s return to the Wednesday side last season came after Gray’s arrival as first-team coach - and Gray was the Northampton manager who signed him from Mansfield in 2007.
“I’m really pleased to sign the two-year contract, and I never wanted to leave,” Coke told The Star,
“The gaffer was a big part in me staying, and the fan base. Eighteen months ago I was out of the picture, But the gaffer gave me a chance; he trusted me and believed in me.
“I also think Stuart Gray was a big part of it; he bought me for Northampton and knows me really well; I think he will have told the gaffer a bit more about me.
“I had a couple of interesting offers, but when you’re at Sheffield Wednesday, you’re going to find it tough to find a club that’s better.”
Rangers have sold their 4,600 allocation for the July 24 friendly at Hillsborough.