Video: Promotion would '˜mean the world' to Sheffield Wednesday skipper

Captain Glenn Loovens admits it 'would mean the world' to help Sheffield Wednesday secure promotion to the Premier League.

Friday, 15th April 2016, 6:10 am
Updated Friday, 15th April 2016, 6:42 am
Sky Sports HQ's David Garrido pictured with Harrison McGahey and Che Adams of Sheffield United, Glenn Loovens and Fernando Forestieri from Sheffiled Wednesday Callum Evans and Nick Townsend Barnsley FC and Aimen Belaid and Luciano Becchio from Rotherham United at the Weston Park Hospital Charity Time for Tea Cake Off

With five matches remaining of their Championship campaign, Carlos Carvalhal’s charges look well-placed to clinch a top-six finish.

Despite Saturday’s heavy loss away to Bristol City, the Owls occupy the final play-off position and are five points clear of closest rivals Cardiff City.

Sky Sports HQ's David Garrido pictured with Harrison McGahey and Che Adams of Sheffield United, Glenn Loovens and Fernando Forestieri from Sheffiled Wednesday Callum Evans and Nick Townsend Barnsley FC and Aimen Belaid and Luciano Becchio from Rotherham United at the Weston Park Hospital Charity Time for Tea Cake Off

Loovens, who has resumed first-team training following an ankle problem, has told The Star: “It would mean the world to me to help the club get promoted. This is a big club. We have got some great fans who deserve the best. This club should be playing at the highest level and hopefully we can realise that for all of them.

“There is still a long way to go but it is good to have dreams. We are so close so let’s go all the way.”

After seeing the Robins halt their four-match winning sequence, Wednesday will be seeking an instant response when they host Ipswich Town tomorrow.

“We have got five big finals coming up,” said the Dutch centre-back. “We have to make sure that we make the play-offs.

Sheffield Wednesday footballers Glenn Loovens and Fernando Forestieri decorate their cake, while Sous Chef Lee Crookes watches on. Picture: Marie Caley

“We have been in the top six for most of the season. We would be very sad to not be there at the end.

“Every time this season where we have let ourselves down we have bounced back so I expect another tough game (against Ipswich) but I’m sure we will bounce back.”

Along with Owls teammate Fernando Forestieri, Loovens took part in the ‘Time for Tea Cake Off’ competition at Marco’s New York Italian restaurant in Sheffield yesterday.

The duo competed against Sheffield United’s Che Adams and Harrison McGahey, Rotherham United’s Luciano Becchio and Aimen Belaid and Barnsley’s Nick Townsend and Callum Evans for the South Yorkshire bragging rights and raise funds for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity’s tea party campaign Time for Tea.

Glenn Loovens

The event saw each team take part in a timed cake-off competition, decorating their cakes under the guidance of a professional chef.

Each club has set up their own JustGiving page to encourage fans to vote and donate to the cancer charity.

Loovens added: “I really enjoyed the day. It was good fun and for a great cause.”

Sky Sports HQ's David Garrido pictured with Harrison McGahey and Che Adams of Sheffield United, Glenn Loovens and Fernando Forestieri from Sheffiled Wednesday Callum Evans and Nick Townsend Barnsley FC and Aimen Belaid and Luciano Becchio from Rotherham United at the Weston Park Hospital Charity Time for Tea Cake Off
Sheffield Wednesday footballers Glenn Loovens and Fernando Forestieri decorate their cake, while Sous Chef Lee Crookes watches on. Picture: Marie Caley
Glenn Loovens