All avenues are being explored by Gary Megson as he tries to add to his threadbare Sheffield Wednesday squad - including discussions with enthusiastic Owls fans offering their services!
After half-time on Saturday at Worksop, Megson was making his way back to the dug-out when he was distracted by a group of Wednesdayites behind the goal.
A couple of handshakes and a brief chat later, Megson was on his way. But not before quickly appraising a potential new signing.
He said: “It’s brilliant. We knew we’d get that [the support].
“We need to get a team that matches the support. It’s the biggest asset we have got by a street.
“The support is brilliant and quite humorous.
“A bloke was trying to get a game, with the amount of subs we have.
“But while he was doing it, he had a pint of lager in one hand and a hotdog in the other, but still felt he should have got on. It’s great to have that kind of humour with the fans.”
The club will have another loyal following when they play Rotherham at Don Valley Stadium tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.
Wednesday have sold more than 2,000 tickets.
In a good performance against Evo-Stik Premier team Worksop. Megson was pleased with the way new midfield players David Prutton and Jose Semedo are complementing each other: “They’re both good players and know what we’re looking for,” he said.
“We’re trying to get a way of playing, which is the reason why we’ve brought them to the club.
“It’s not just purely about partnerships but when you play 4-4-2 you will find that the right-back teams up with the outside right, your two centre-halves, two centre midfielders and so on.”
Liam Palmer, praised by Megson after Saturday’s 3-0 win, may miss out tonight because of illness. Daniel Jones (hamstring), Giles Coke (knee) and Jon Otsemobor (Achilles) could be sidelined again.