Owls: Beef on Sheffield Wednesday star’s Christmas menu

Strong show: David Prutton has scored two wonderful goals.
Strong show: David Prutton has scored two wonderful goals.

OWLS midfield man David Prutton is banking on beef rather than turkey to help see the Owls through the Christmas programme and the rest of the season.

He means beef of the muscular kind - for Wednesday are profiting from being a physically powerful side.

Although Prutton has scored two wonderful goals and the team have demonstrated skill as well as steel, he takes comfort from being in a big, strong side who can cope with the physical demands of League One.

“There have been several

games where we have kind of ground teams down; we look a big, physical team,” he says.

“It’s good to be part of that. Hopefully it gives us a psychological edge going into games.

“It’s one of the biggest [teams] I’ve played in. It’s reassuring, because you go into a lot of games in League One which aren’t going to be aesthetically pleasing, and when it comes down to going to places and grinding out wins, you want to be with people who look strong, feel strong.”

He is glad to be back in the side after a three-month spell out of it. “In watching the games, I was thoroughly impressed with what I saw, but you always want to be part of that team that’s impressing,” he said. “I’ve had the chance in the last couple of games and fingers crossed it continues.”

Prutton was praised by boss Gary Megson for a supportive attitude while he was unable to regain his place after recovering from an injury.

The midfield player says: “When the team are doing well, you’d look a bit daft steaming in and saying you should be playing.

“The manager is very honest in what he wants and how he treats you. Once you’re on the training pitch, everybody is in the same boat and you have to do as much as the next man to get in the team.”

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