Sheffield Wednesday: Boss Jos Luhukay's message to Owls fans after ups and downs of disappointing campaign

Barry Bannan has missed parts of the season with injury
Barry Bannan has missed parts of the season with injury
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Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay has thanked Owls fans for sticking by the team throughout the ups and downs of a largely disappointing campaign.

Wednesday secured a 15th-placed finish after recording and impressive six victories from their last nine Championship matches, including a 5-1 hammering of Norwich City.

But Luhukay's predecessor Carlos Carvalhal paid the price for a below-par season with his job on Christmas Eve, and Luhukay was a left-field choice to replace the Portuguese back in January.

And the Dutchman said: “It was not easy but our fans always stayed behind the team, behind the players and that’s why I never had a nervous situation when we were seven or eight points from the bottom three.

“The fans created a lot of important situations for the team. They stayed with the players in a difficult period.

“When you don’t play very well or you don’t get the results but the fans stay with you, I have a lot of respect for that.”