The huge thing giving Darren Moore goosebumps ahead of next season at Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday manager, Darren Moore, is yet to meet any Wednesdayites at Hillsborough, but that is set to change next season.
As the United Kingdom’s vaccine rollout continues strongly, it’s looking likely that there will be fans back at S6 when the time comes for the 2021/22 campaign to get underway in a couple of months’ time.
Games in the Premier League, as well as in the English Football League Play-Offs, have had a small number of fans present over the past week, and Moore admits that he can’t wait for fans to be back in the ground and cheering his side on.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the Owls boss said, “As we’ve seen, there are a lot of teams now in the Play-Offs with fans back and the noise is just incredible…
“When I think of Hillsborough and the potential of having that in the next few months, it really does lift the hairs on my skin, in terms of that passion and support we are going to have and I’m really looking forward to it.
“I can’t wait for that first game of the season to come and, to hear Hillsborough in full voice will be a magnificent moment and a special occasion for myself.
“To have the fans come back in with their energy, they’ve been starved of football for how many months now, so to have their energy is something we are looking forward to.
“We have a few more months yet but we are looking forward to seeing them all.”
Wednesday were a Championship side the last time that fans attended a game, way back in March 2020, whereas they’ll be returning to see a club starting afresh in League One following a disappointing final day 3-3 draw with Derby County.
And Moore won’t be the only new face at the club, with the boss insisting that there will be changes coming in the next few weeks as he seeks to build a side capable of bouncing back straight away.
As yet, however, there has been no confirmation as to which players will and won’t be staying at the club for the battle ahead.