WITH Sheffield Wednesday finding the winning formula, the feelgood factor is back at Hillsborough.
The Owls head into the Steel City derby on Sunday having won six consecutive league matches on home soil for the first time in 20 years.
The fans are turning out in force to get behind Gary Megson’s promotion-chasing outfit. 24,514, the highest attendance in League One this season, watched the Owls record a fourth victory on the spin against the Spireites on Saturday.
It was Wednesday’s biggest crowd since the televised encounter with Crystal Palace on the final day of the 2009/10 season. The 2-2 draw, in front of 37,121 supporters, confirmed the South Yorkshire club’s relegation to the third tier of English football.
More than 4,000 fans are poised to cheer on Megson’s men at Bramall Lane while a further 7,000-plus Wednesdayites are set to watch the action unfold on three big screens at Hillsborough.
For the bea- back service, Wednesday are producing a commemorative derby programme.
As long as they return from international duty unscathed, Reda Johnson and Liam Palmer are expected to be in the travelling party for the derby showdown.
Johnson has starred in the left-back role in recent weeks and grabbed the winner at Hartlepool United.