Sam Hutchinson and Liam Palmer selected their best Sheffield Wednesday XI's from their time at the club last week.

How The Star's best Sheffield Wednesday XI compares to Liam Palmer and Sam Hutchinson's

Sam Hutchinson and Liam Palmer picked the best Sheffield Wednesday XI of their era – so we thought we’d have a go as well...

Monday, 7th February 2022, 3:56 pm

The duo have made over 520 Wednesday appearances in Owls colours since their respective debuts in 2014 and 2010, sharing a dressing room with some great players over the years – some who have gone on to do big things.

Both players were part of the side that almost clinched Premier League promotion in 2016 and reached the Play-Off semifinals in 2017, while ‘Palms’ also has a League One promotion under his belt having been part of the 2011/12 group that successfully returned to the Championship.

In a video on the club’s YouTube channel they spoke about their favourite players during their spell at Hillsborough, with some fan favourites making the cut – as well as possibly a few surprise choices.

Hutchinson’s XI: Chris Kirkland, Liam Palmer, Tom Lees, Michael Turner, Daniel Pudil, Giles Coke, José Semedo, Ross Wallace, Fernando Forestieri, Lucas Joao, Atdhe Nuhiu.

Palmer’s XI: Keiren Westwood, Lewis Buxton, Sam Hutchinson, Rob Jones, Reda Johnson, Ross Wallace, Jose Semedo, Keiren Lee, Jermaine Johnson, Clinton Morrison, Michail Antonio.

So we looked back at the same time frame to pick an XI of our own, and – like the Owls duo – left out players currently playing for the club, looking only at those that have come and gone.

Here’s how Joe Crann’s best XI looks – and there are plenty of names that have overlapped from Palmer and Hutchinson’s:

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