Owls Fan Column: We have reasons to be cheerful in 2015

Keiren Westwood is a player worth waiting to applaud
Keiren Westwood is a player worth waiting to applaud

There weren’t many party poppers out to celebrate the last home game of the season.

In fact there weren’t many people left in Hillsborough after the lacklustre performance against Leeds United.

The players walked around the pitch to an almost empty stadium. Not much of send-off for the boys.

Despite our woeful home form, we do have some things to celebrate this season.

Even if we lose to newly promoted Watford on Saturday, the lowest position we can finish is 14th.

This would be our highest league position since the 2008/09 season when we finished 12th.

We’ve also equalled our record for clean sheets this season, as previously discussed.

One more game left to break that record!

And of course we have Kieren Westwood.

Our goalkeeper isn’t just club’s Player of the Year; he has also been named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Championship Team of the Year.

This is like finding a lucky seven leaf clover in a field full of unicorns for Sheffield Wednesday.

The last time Owls players were recognised in the PFA’s end of season awards was 1990/91, when we dominated the First Division Team of the Year. Nigel Pearson, Carlton Palmer, John Sheridan and David Hirst all made the team that year.

Finding a player, who isn’t a loanee and who can make such an impact is a huge step forward for the club.

It should be a priority for Wednesday to sign him up to a long term deal as soon as possible.

He is a reason to stay at the ground and celebrate as he takes a lap of honour.

The biggest ovation was for the scoreboard.

A trip through all its Atari like graphics showed it was the end of an era.

Progress may be shown in little steps but there has been progress made this season.