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Yesterdays: Owls sign John Sheridan

2 November 2016


Thursday 2 November 1989 – 27 years ago today – the Owls signed midfielder John Sheridan from Nottingham Forest.

Sheridan - now widely regarded as one of the finest players in the club’s history - was a major influence on the Owls’ successful side in the early 1990s.

Ironically, he kick-started his Wednesday career two days after joining the club by returning to the City Ground and helping the Owls pick up a 1-0 win.

Both Sheridan and Phil King (pictured above) made their debuts on that occasion.

The following week, Wednesday welcomed Charlton to Hillsborough and taken from an interview inside the matchday programme from that game, Sheridan said:

“I joined Wednesday because they are a big club. They are ambitious and want to win things, just as I do and I want to be part of that.

“I’m grateful for Wednesday for giving me a chance, I wasn’t thinking of where they are in the league.

“They’ve got a lot of potential, a lot of good young players.

“The teams that Ron Atkinson has managed have all played football and that’s another reason why I’ve signed.

“Ron told me that he just wants me to play my normal game. He has made me feel wanted – I haven’t felt that for three months or so. I’ll go out and do my best.”

In total, Sheridan made 244 appearances, scoring 33 goals and the rest is history!





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