Sheffield Wednesday: Former Premier League star warns Huddersfield Town must be mentally strong to cope with Hillsborough atmosphere

Sheffield Wednesday fans at Hillsborough
Sheffield Wednesday fans at Hillsborough
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A former Premier League star has said Hudderfield Town must be prepared for tonight's atmosphere at Hillsborough, claiming it's the "best he's played in".

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Steve Sidwell played in his side's 2-0 loss away at Sheffield Wednesday in last year's play-off semi final.

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner - Picture Tony Johnson

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner - Picture Tony Johnson

Goals from Ross Wallace and Kieran Lee helped The Owls grab the initiative and booked their Wembley date with a 1-1 away draw three days later.

Sidwell, who has enjoyed time at Chelsea, Aston Villa and Fulham, limped out of the match early in the second half with an injury.

The midfielder, speaking on TalkSport this morning, said that the atmosphere created by the fans inside Hillsborough that day played a huge role in the result.

The 34-year-old, who has just won promotion with Brighton, described the atmosphere on the day as the "best he's ever played in".

Steve Sidwell in action against Sheffield Wednesday - Picture Steve Ellis

Steve Sidwell in action against Sheffield Wednesday - Picture Steve Ellis

Sidwell went on to warn Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner that his side must be "mentally strong" to cope with the atmosphere but said tonight would be a close game.

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