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From one legend to another

27 September 2016

Owls legend Don Megson has paid tribute to former team mate Jackie Sewell, who sadly passed away this week aged 89.

Megson, who served Wednesday for no less than 17 years, spoke fondly whilst reminiscing on the former strike star.

Sewell bagged 92 goals in just 175 appearances for the Owls, whilst posting each of his six England caps during his four-year S6 stay.

Megson said: “It is really sad news. Jackie was a great player. There's no doubt about that. He scored some great goals.

"I saw him a while ago at Hillsborough and I had a photograph taken with him and Howard Wilkinson. The club presented him with a painting and he looked really well for his age.

“Jackie was a good little sniper and he had the knack of scoring goals.

"Jackie wasn't a physical, hustle and bustle striker but he was top-drawer at what he did."

Megson added: "I was only part time when Jackie was at Wednesday but he was a jovial lad and good with the younger guys."

The thoughts of everyone at Sheffield Wednesday remain with the family and friends of Jackie at this difficult time.

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