Praise for Lee Bullen as Sheffield Wednesday starlet looks to make the step up

Lee Bullen has played a big part in the development of Sheffield Wednesday youngster, Ryan Galvin…

Friday, 14th May 2021, 12:50 pm

Galvin made his senior Wednesday debut earlier this year as he started games against both Exeter City and Everton in the FA Cup, and has captained the U23s at various parts of the season as he seeks to keep on moving up the ranks at Hillsborough.

The 20-year-old has spent plenty of time training with the first team whilst playing for the U23s, and he has explained that U23 manager, ‘Bully’, has put a lot of trust in him.

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On Bullen, after it was confirmed that he’d be at Middlewood Road for at least another year, Galvin told the club’s official website, “He’s helped a lot and not just on the football side but the mental side too. He’s been fantastic with me.

“He has trusted me to captain the team. I wouldn’t say I’m the loudest on and off the pitch or buzzing around everyone, but Bully has told me to go out there and lead by example and that’s a big thing as it shows trust and faith in me.”

And he also spoke of the way the U23s improved over the season, losing just three of their final 11 matches after what was a difficult start to the campaign.

He said, “It was a tough season and at first we kept losing games, there wasn’t a lot in them but we finished on the losing side. But as we got to know each other more, get that bond, we performed strongly.”

Lee Bullen has had to split his time between the first team and his full-time job as Sheffield Wednesday's U23s manager.

Galvin’s next step is to show Moore what he can do if given the chance in preseason, and with the left back slot very much open at this point in time, he’s certainly in with a chance of getting some League One minutes under his belt next season if he can impressive the boss and his technical team.

Bullen, meanwhile, is now able to focus solely on his job as developing the next generation of Wednesday players after having to split himself between the U23s and the first team earlier this season ahead of Darren Moore’s appointment.

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