Sheffield Wednesday just one win from record

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IF Wednesday win tomorrow then they will equal the club record for the number of wins in a season.

This stands at 28, which was accumulated by the 1958/59 side who finished as champions of Division Two (now the Championship).

That team, which included regulars such as Peter Springett, John Fantham, Redfern Froggatt, Tom McAnearney, Peter Swan, Alan Finney, Tony Kay, Norman Curtis, Roy Shiner, Derek Wilkinson and Ron Staniforth, also scored 106 goals.

The present-day side stands on 27 wins, which has equalled the second-best tally, put together in season 1925/26 when Wednesday finished champions of Division Two.

Last Saturday’s win at Brentford meant they went past the win total of 26 which had happened on two previous occasions ... 1929/30 (Football League champions for the second successive season) and 1983/84 (promotion as runners-up in Division Two).

This is the 24th season in the club’s history that they have accumulated 20 wins or more in a season.

They will not be able to reach the club record for home wins which stands at 18 by that 1958/59 team.

However, they have equalled the second-best of 16 Hillsborough wins by Howard Wilkinson’s 1983/84 promotion team and can claim second spot outright with a win against Wyconbe tomorrow.