Sheffield Wednesday: New job manic but magic as Lee mucks in

Owls legend Lee Bullen
Owls legend Lee Bullen
Have your say

Ex-Owls skipper Lee Bullen has admitted he is “loving” the challenge of trying to help the club move away from the lower reaches of the Championship table.

It was just over a week ago the affable Scot was asked by Sheffield Wednesday caretaker boss Stuart Gray to assist preparing the first-team squad for their Championship programme following the departure of manager Dave Jones.

“The last seven to eight days have been absolutely manic,” Bullen told The Star. “It has been all hands to the pump. Stuart has taken a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. I am there to back him up.

“I am loving the opportunity to be involved with the first team. I have got the best job in the world at the moment. Any Wednesday fan would snap my arm off to be in my position.

“I am just going to enjoy it how ever long it lasts.”

Although Gray and Bullen are expected to take charge of the team at Watford this Saturday, Stuart Pearce remains the bookmakers’ favourite to land the vacant managerial position on a permanent basis.

“I am trying to do my best for Stuart,” insisted Bullen. “All we can do is prepare the team in a professional manner for the Watford game.

“It is great for me to learn off people such as Stuart and head of goalkeeping Andy Rhodes.

“We are all mucking in until there is clarity on the managerial situation.”

Bullen is convinced Wednesday will win their fight for survival. “I have been involved with this club long enough to know things can change very quickly,” he said. “I was part of the team under Brian Laws that made a slow start in the 2006/07 season and then we almost made the play-offs. If you put four or five results together at this level, you can shoot up the league.”