The striker had made his first appearance for the Owls a week previously in the opening game of the 1986/87 season at Charlton, but waited a week before announcing himself to his new fans.
Coming off the bench for Nigel Worthington, Hirst scored within a few minutes in what would end up in a 2-2 draw with Everton on August 25, 1986. Here’s who he played alongside that day and what they went on to do.
Made over 200 appearances for Wednesday after signing from Everton sjowing form that saw him just miss out on a place in England 1986 World Cup squad. Left the Owls in 1988 had had spells at Leicester, Hartlepool, Rochdale and Plymouth before mocing into coaching, initially back at Wednesday. Most recebtly worked as head of recruitmnt at Burnley
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Was at Wednesday towards the end of hs career and left at the end of this partcular season. Played for Birmingham and Notts County before moving into coaching, beginning his managerial career at Chesterfield before joining former club Leeds and then another of hs ex-clubs Forest in coaching youth players. Stumbed into the Forets manager's job from there and went on to manage the likes of Barnsley, QPR and Crystal Palace
Madden played for Wednesday between 1983 and 1991, scoring two goals in 212 appearances for the club. The Hackney-born defender also starred for eight other clubs, including Mansfield Town, Boston United, Charlton Athletic, Millwall, Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Darlington and Chesterfield. After hanging up his boots in 1996, Madden embarked on a career in the media and lecturing in sports journalism and PR. He is currently a director of Madden Strategic Consultancy Ltd.
Signed by Jack Charlton as a youngster Morris made 70-odd appearances for the Owls before moving to Celtic where he won a host of trophies, including the league and cup double. While there, Charlton picked him for the Republic of Ireland, playing in Euro 88 and the 1990 World Cup. Move to Middlesbrough where he stayed until 1997. Upon hanging up his boots he joined the family cornish pasty business.
Now a well-travelled and well-respected coach, Snodin left the Owls for Leeds (he wasn't the ony one) in 1987 and after spells at Hearts and Barnsley he embarked on a successful coaching career that has taken him to the likes of Leeds, West Ham, the Northern Ireland international side, Preston, Huddersfield, Sunderland, Bradford and Chesterfield.
Another who would leave to join Leeds, popular Wothington went from Elland Road to Stoke and then Blackpool before taking over the latter as boss. Had managerial roles at Norwich, Leicester, Northern Ireland and his last job was at York City, where he was sacked in 2014.
Gregory spend six years at Wednesday before injury brought an early end to his career in 1990 and from there he training to be a chiropodist. Now runs his own practise in Doncaster
Marwood is now a big-hitter behind the scenes at Manchester City (and others) as managing director of City Football Group. He spent five year at Wednesdaay before George Graham signed him for Arsenal where he won a league title. Moved to Sheffield United but struggled to nail down a place and moved on to help Swindon into the Premier League. After a spell at Barnet he worked in marketing for Nike before moving to Manchester City as an administrator
Shelton (second left) spent five years at Wednesday after joining from Aston Villa, helping the Owls to promotion in '84. He moved onto Oxford and had a caretaker spell as manager at Bristol City while at Ashton Gate and finished his playing career at Chester before taking on a coaching role there. Left when they went into the Conference and was most recently involved at West Brom
The much-travelled striker scored goals at most of his many clubs, including 63 for the Owls. Went to France for a short spell in 1988 after Howard Wilkinson left to join Leeds but was quickly back home at Nottingham Forest where he hlped Brian Clough's side to the League Cup. After that he played for nearly everybody - including winning the league at Leeds. Played for Portsmouth, West Ham, Ipswich and Swanea before wrapping thing up in Norway with Strømsgodset
Yet another who would make that oft-travelled road to West Yorkshire, only this time he went via Bristol City after leaving Hillsborough in 1987. Famiously scored for Leeds in that behind-closed-doors win over Stuttgart in Barcelona. Went on to play for Birmingham, Man City, Bradford, Darlington and Kettering before a brief period in coaching.
A darling of Hillsborough, Hirst would go on to score 150 goals for the Owls before injures took their toll and he was sold to Southampton for £2m, just a few years after Sir Alex Ferguson had made numerous attempts to take him to Manchester United. He signed Eric Cantona instead. Hirst eventually retired aged just 32 in 2000 and had a few different jobs at Wednesday, in the academy and hospitality. Now works as a scout.