Sam Hutchinson made a seamless return to action in Saturday’s Yorkshire derby at Elland Road.
From the first minute, the popular midfielder was right in the thick of the action with his trademark challenges and 100% commitment.
The 28-year-old provided key ingredients required for the derby affair and he told swfc.co.uk;
“I enjoyed that, it was obviously hard work coming back but it was good to get 65 under my belt, the gaffer has looked after me.
“I’ve felt ready for a while but as much as I moan, I felt good out there.
“I know there isn’t long left of the season but we fought as a team, it felt good and we need to see more of that.
“I try to do my bit and get a bit of oomph into the game because it looked like we were maybe missing that over the last couple of weeks.
“We haven’t been winning games and when that happens you can get low on confidence.
“I don’t struggle on that side of things with mentality and confidence because of everything I have been through, and I just try to impose myself on the game.”
Barry Bannan also made a welcome return for Wednesday, replacing Hutchinson just past the hour.
The former Chelsea man continued: “I hope that gives everybody a lift because we are big parts of the team.
“If something isn’t working, you need a lift. We got a win away at Leeds at Elland Road and that is something I have not done with Sheffield Wednesday before.
“It was a good result, we are happy with the result but we can play a lot better and we will have to play better because we don’t want to be where we are at.
“We don’t want to finish 17th or 18th, that’s not good enough, nowhere near, not with the players we have so we have to keep going.”