Sheffield Wednesday: Guy’s Owls regret

Guy Branston
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Retired Guy Branston looked back on his 19-year career and declared that not making an impact at Sheffield Wednesday is his biggest regret in football.

Branston made only 13 appearances for the Owls after being signed by then-mannager Chris Turner in June 2004.

“They are a fantastic, massive club - by far the biggest I played for,” he said,

“Not having success there is probably my main regret.

Branston, who was a Rotherham United legend after back-to-back promotions and joined the Owls from the Millers, added: “I would have liked to have stayed in the area for longer,

“The new manager, Paul Sturrock, was my problem.

“He was appointed not long after I’d been signed by Chris Turner and we didn’t hit it off.

“Don’t get me wrong, he was a fantastic manager and I hold him in the highest regard, but I’m a happy type of person and there was nothing jovial about him.

“Training was robotic and the sessions very dour.

“His approach was ‘I’m the manager, do it my way or you’re out of the door’.”

Ronnie Moore at Rotherham was a different character. He could still have a right go at you in the dressing room but he was a much friendlier, happier-go-lucky person.”

Branston, who clocked up more than 500 career appearances, is now concentrating on media work and his business ventures.