The Black Cats were eventually promoted after beating Wycombe in the Wembley decider and Alex Neil’s side are quite high up the rankings in terms of their chances of making it two promotions on the spin.
As expected, given the strength of their squad already and the expectation that it will be added to considerably in the summer, Wednesday are one of the favourites to go back up to the Championship this time around.
Darren Moore spoke last week of the fact that the recruitment process has already begun as they bid to stave off the challenge of the likes of Derby County, Portsmouth and Ipswich Town next season.
“The type and level of players that we’re competing for, they’re not short of offers from one or two others,” he said. “We have to try our best, and hopefully we can get the right players and the right blend into the club this season and hopefully push us on again.
“It’s all part of the process. The talks have to go on, and sometimes you feel like you’re going nowhere with it, but you have to have those talks with the clubs, the players and the representatives - there are so many talks that have to take place.”
The Owls boss added: “We want players that are passionate and want to drive the club forward. Every time you pull a shirt on for Wednesday it means something, and that won’t depart from the squad.”
Here’s how the bookies rate Wednesday’s chances next season, compared to the other big guns in League One.
Odds correct as of May 30.