GARY Megson has told of his pride in wearing a ‘Wednesday Till I Die’ badge.
It is a sign of his love for the club and his affinity with the fans.
The Owls manager explained: “A supporter gave it to me when we played at Dagenham last season.
“I’m proud to wear it; I’ve worn it before and I’ll continue to wear it.”
The badge was spotted on Megson’s jacket at the Lane derby.
He believes that the backing given to the team by the 4,300 away following lived up to the billing he had given to the players:
“I told them at a quarter to 10 in the morning that everybody who was going to be involved in the game against United would see, hear and feel what playing for Sheffield Wednesday is all about. They certainly did,” he said.
“The backing from our fans is absolutely second to none, and the players love it.
“It’s not just that there are a lot of our fans there - there’s a lot of intensity, humour and honesty.
“You can’t know them all individually but as a group they are fantastic people who give us unbelievable backing; I’ve experienced it as a player, and our players are experiencing it.”
The Owls management have also hailed the Hillsborough beam-back, which was watched by almost 11,000, second only to the Lane attendance in the weekend League One list.
Operations manager John Rutherford said: “It was a fantastic occasion and a pleasure to manage.
“The feedback from those present has been massively positive.”