‘What they’ve got to realise…’ – Clinton Morrison’s word of warning to Sheffield Wednesday ahead of League One battle
Former Sheffield Wednesday striker, Clinton Morrison, thinks Sheffield Wednesday can get back out of the Championship, but has urged their players to make sure they’re prepared for what’s to come.
Darren Moore and his troops are expected back at the end of June before heading out to a preseason training camp in Wales, but are yet to make any new signings as off-the-field issues continue to be an issue at Hillsborough.
Morrison, who played his part in Wednesday’s last promotion out of League One in 2011/12, says that the Owls are going to be a big scalp in that division, and need to realise that they’ve now got a target on their backs.
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Speaking to the media recently, Morrison said, "We got Sheffield Wednesday promoted out of League One but it is a difficult league. It is just as hard as the Championship.
"There are some big clubs in the division like Sunderland, Ipswich and Portsmouth. They shouldn't be in there but no team has a divine right to get promoted.
"What they have got to realise is that all the other teams in League One are going to want to beat them when they come to Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday is a huge club. When you go to all the big teams, you want to silence them.”
He went on to issue some words of advice, saying, "What that group of players need is a good pre-season, to work hard and listen to what Darren has got to say. I think a good pre-season will help them.
"Darren is going to need help from the owner, most definitely. He needs to get his signings in before pre-season so he can work with them and integrate them into the squad.
"They have obviously lost a few players but still have got the nucleus of a really good squad."
Wednesday will discover their 2021/22 fixtures on June 24th, with the season set to get underway on either the 6th or 7th of August.
They currently have just 15 senior players registered for the campaign ahead, however Moore has indicated that there will be new faces present by the time they return later this month.