As Lewis Buxton edges closer to duty, Liam Palmer has welcomed his right back rival’s return.
Buxton has missed much of the season through injury but was on the bench for the Owls’ home game with Bolton on Saturday.
And Palmer says that will only serve as a positive, both personally and for the team.
He said: ““Lewis being back makes me know I’ve got to raise my game.
“Competition all over the pitch is a good thing.
“It keeps you on your toes knowing that someone is there if you don’t have the best of games.
“It will also push Lewis to get back in the team so hopefully it will have a positive effect on everything.”