Sam Hutchinson declared Sheffield Wednesday’s dressing room bond the best he has been involved with following their goalless draw with Derby County.
The former Chelsea player said the mood in the camp is “brilliant” after the Owls’ positive start to the campaign.
He told The Star: “The lads are really motivated for this season. I think the management and staff have got us all together. For me personally, this is the tightest group I’ve ever worked with. I think that can only bode well for the team and the fans.”
Hutchinson has praised head coach Stuart Gray for bringing the team together.
“It has to be down to the manager and the players he’s brought in and the ethos he’s got,” he said. “Stu treats everyone as individuals. We’ve come together as a team. I think he has to take a lot of credit. “
“All of the boys to a man are great and they know where we want to go.”
The 25-year-old felt they were unfortunate not to beat Derby.
He said: “It was a good game. I thought we controlled it in the first half. In the second half, they had spells but we should have won the game. It was a good performance and it was another clean sheet.
“Obviously Derby got to the Play-Off Final and were unlucky not to go up but we worry about ourselves. It was a good performance and we can only get better.”
Kieran Lee is a doubt for tomorrow’s clash with Millwall. The midfielder was taken off in the first half against Derby due to his ongoing groin problem.
Gray has not ruled out the possibility of bringing in reinforcements before playing their third consecutive home match.
“I hope to get someone in (before Tuesday) but I don’t want to get people’s hopes up,” said Gray, who is chasing a winger and striker.
“I’ve put several calls out there. The Premier League has started now so hopefully my phone will ring. I will need to keep pestering managers regarding letting players out. I’m relying on clubs to say yes.”