Sheffield Wednesday: Crowd support will make the Owls smile

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THE biggest crowd at Hillsborough since the final match of last season awaits Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley tomorrow.

More than 30,000 spectators are expected for the important relegation battle between two in form teams.

Owls manager Dave Jones has once again paid tribute to Wednesday’s following and says they’ll play their part in his team’s performance.

He said: “They come here in their droves and you’ve got to thank them for it because it’s an expensive viewing.

“If you get behind your team it really helps.

“They’ve been behind us all season and last season as well, they’re a knowledgeable crowd. The fan-base here is tremendous. Our away support is up there with the best and our home support is seventh out of all the divisions.”

Wednesday have announced that no North Stand tickets will be available to buy tomorrow but the ticket office and Owls Megastore is open today.

A limited number of tickets for the Kop are available.

Meanwhile, the Owls supporters group Wednesdayite are funding 53 tickets to the Barnsley match through its SMILE ticket scheme.

The Hesley Group, a specialist provider for young people and adults with autism and other complex needs, the Newman Special School, who also provide education to autistic children and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice will all be represented.

Opportunities are available for businesses or individuals to sponsor part of this scheme by emailing smile@wednesdayite.com or on Twitter @Wednesdayite.

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