WISE OWL: Let the Sheffield Wednesday revival begin

It is time for Gary Megson to start the Sheffield Wednesday revival.

He has spoken about repeating the revival that he brought about at West Brom.

He twice led Albion into the Premier League but had also earlier saved them from relegation to football’s third tier before rebuilding the team.

Let’s hope he can repeat this success and bring the good times back to S6.

We deserve a team to be proud of. For far too long Wednesdayites have been watching mediocre players at Hillsborough and not having much to cheer about.

Sure we had the play-off final win at Cardiff a few years ago, but apart from that it has been doom and gloom.

We need a solid team full of players who know exactly what to expect from League One but who have that extra bit of talent and skill to get us out of this division.

There are only so many seasons I can watch our beloved Wednesday play the likes of Exeter, Dagenham and Redbridge and Leyton Orient.

Megson knows quality when he sees it and I’m confident he knows exactly what is needed to win promotion from League One.

He needs to put his own stamp on the squad and be given time to nurture the team.

I’m confident he will bring the results needed if he is given the time and backing needed from both the club and the fans.

He is a Wednesday fan and wants to see us succeed as much as anyone in a blue and white shirt.

Megson’s starting block needs to be securing the signatures of two solid central defenders.

He could do no better that signing Danny Batth and Rob Jones, the onloan partnership who shined at the end of last season.

Batth certainly stood out in the games he played but who knows if Wolves would be willing to let the youngster go now they have avoided Premier League relegation.

Even if it’s on a loan term long, Megson surely needs to try and use this avenue if a transfer isn’t possible.

As well as Batth, Megson is also believed to want to sign Scunthorpe’s Rob Jones and I hope he does. Like Batth, Jones also remains under contract, but Scunthorpe could be willing to sell after their relegation.

A central midfielder surely is on Megson’s summer shopping list.

The team is desperate for somebody who can run midfield, someone who can take the game by the scruff of the neck.

It’s all well and good to have fast paced, talented midfielders but when a game isn’t going well or the team needs to regroup, we need someone who can keep heads up and help the team get three points.

If Megson can build this and secure Neil Mellor’s signature then we have a starting block for the new season.

Hopefully then the rest of jigsaw pieces will fall into place and we will soon be flying high in League One.

Up the Owls,