Sheffield Wednesday: Let’s get Hillsborough rocking, says new arrival

Ross Wallace
Ross Wallace

Ross Wallace fondly recalls the last time he played at Hillsborough.

The left-sided player, snapped up on a free transfer by the Owls following his release by Burnley last week, bagged a penalty as the Clarets cruised to a 2-0 success in their first match of 2013.

Wallace, a two-time Championship promotion winner, told The Star: “I scored a penalty in my last game here.

“Hillsborough is a fantastic stadium and it’ll be a really fantastic stadium if we can fill it. Supporters have been behind the club, you can tell that with the numbers they’ve been getting.

“But if we can do well this year, we can get even more behind us and that will make a massive difference for us. We need to show something early to get the fans on board and behind us.”

Fresh from penning a one-year contract, with the option of a second year, Wallace came on as a late substitute in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Alfreton. The 30-year-old is expected to get a longer run-out in tonight’s trip to Ilkeston, having been involved in a couple of double training sessions.

Wallace, who began his career at Scottish giants Celtic, has acknowledged he is still short of match sharpness but is confident he will quickly get up to speed.

“I’d say I’m about a week behind most of the lads,” he said. “I’ve been training myself and keeping myself ticking over but you can’t beat being on the training ground. It won’t take me long to catch up.”

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