Playing at Hillsborough a privilege: boss

Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday......Owls new skipper Tommy Miller thanks the fans at the final whistle
Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday......Owls new skipper Tommy Miller thanks the fans at the final whistle

Gary Megson already knows he has his work cut out in aiming to do what he calls “the job of my life” at the club of his dreams, writes Alan Biggs.

And Sheffield Wednesday’s boss wants his players to take a similarly bold approach to helping him revive the Owls.

Megson, venturing to outstrip his many considerable achievements as a manager, won’t tolerate the view that Owls teams are somehow handicapped by the expectations of a big and long-suffering Hillsborough following.

“They’re lucky to play in front of this crowd,” he told the Telegraph. So when the away run finally ends with the visit of Plymouth on Saturday week, Megson hopes any excuses will have been nipped in the bud.

“What I mean by that is that every player who gets the opportunity to play at Hillsborough is lucky,” he insisted. “It’s a privilege, that’s how I view it.

“When you see the kind of support we had at Tranmere recently on a boggy night in February it makes you feel humble.

“Players mustn’t take that for granted. The support we get has to be looked on as a positive factor.”

Ironically, Megson was served up the incredible sequence of five successive away games in his proper start in the job - having urged on a team he didn’t pick in the recovery for a 2-2 home draw with MK Dons.

But he’ll be keen to change the whole climate surrounding the club after 10 games without a

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