George Hirst’s Sheffield Wednesday warning – former Owl out to party-poop at Hillsborough

George Hirst says that it’ll be nice to go back to Sheffield Wednesday – admitting that a frosty reception would be ‘part of the theatre’ of his return.

Friday, 29th April 2022, 11:38 am

The 23-year-old striker, son of Owls legend, David, will play his final game for Portsmouth at the weekend when the Leicester City loanee lines up against his former side, and he says he’s out to finish on a high by adding to his goals tally.

Hirst, who left Hillsborough under a cloud in 2018, has scored 12 goals for Pompey this season, and he wants to add to that at his old stomping ground on Saturday.

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Speaking ahead of the game, the young forward said, “We want to finish the season with another win and, on a personal level, I’d like to score some more goals… Sheffield Wednesday are my boyhood club and that will never change, so it’s nice for me to go back there.

"We want to finish the season with another win and, on a personal level, I’d like to score some more goals."

He also admitted that he wasn’t expecting a warm welcome, adding, “It’s going to be a fun for me – although I’m not expecting the greatest reception when I enter the pitch!

“That’s all part of the theatre, but I’ll only be concentrating on trying to make sure we can end on a real high.

Portsmouth forward George Hirst is out to try and dint his former club's promotion hopes on Saturday when Pompey face Sheffield Wednesday.

“I’m looking forward to seeing a few familiar faces on Saturday before doing my best to produce a performance that I – and all our fans – can be proud of.”