Former Sheffield Wednesday man offers ‘pretty bleak’ outlook of Owls situation

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday midfielder, David Prutton, admits that things are looking ‘pretty bleak’ for his old club as he predicts another defeat today.

By Joe Crann
Monday, 5th April 2021, 12:00 pm

Prutton, who joined the Owls in 2011 before leaving in 2014, helped the club gain promotion from League One back into the Championship during his spell at Hillsborough, and he seems to fear the worst for how this season will end for his former employers.

Darren Moore will not be present today after he tested positive for COVID-19 last week – consequently missing the 1-0 defeat to Watford – but he’ll be watching from home as Jamie Smith leads the team out at S6 in search of a win over Cardiff City.

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It’s another tough task for SWFC as they look to try and scrape together a run of form that could potentially save them from the drop, but Prutton doesn’t think they’ll be getting three points against Mick McCarthy’s side today.

After predicting a 1-0 Cardiff win, the pundit gave his thoughts to Sky Sports, saying, “It's all looking pretty bleak for Wednesday right now. They are seven points from safety, have won just one of their last 10 games and are now just two points ahead of bottom club Wycombe, who picked up a big 1-0 win over Blackburn last time out.

“Cances of reaching the Play-Offs have slimmed somewhat for the Bluebirds, who are five points off the pace heading into Monday's fixtures after a disappointing run of just one win in five. They could do with finding the winning formula that accompanied Mick McCarthy's appointment and I think they'll just about edge this.”

Wednesday face the Bluebirds at 5.30pm.

Sheffield Wednesday are looking to bounce back from defeat to Watford. (Pic Steve Ellis)

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