As the Owls continue preparations for the Emirates FA Cup fourth round trip to Everton on Sunday, caretaker manager Neil Thompson has spoken of what he tags the ‘privileged position’ the Wednesday contingent hold.
With the nation remaining under lockdown, Thompson stresses that the football industry can shine a light through the gloom.
He said: “We are in a privileged position in football because the game has kept going when many industries have had to grind to a halt.
“We’re in a really serious situation and that has to be the priority. We feel for the fans, of course we do, and it goes without saying they will be a big miss at Goodison Park, we know our away support is unbelievable. But the health and safety of everyone has to come first.”
On the pitch, Thompson and his troops are heading to Everton with a positive mindset having won four of our last five outings.
And while he is eagerly awaiting the prospect of facing Premier League opposition, Thompson has made his expectations at first base clear:
“If you are beaten by better players and the better team on the day, that’s football. But you should never be beaten by someone working harder than you and it doesn’t matter what division you are in.
“We will be going there giving it all, nothing less than 100%. Going to Goodison Park is a great challenge and we are going there to play on the front foot.”
Everton v Wednesday kicks off at 8.00pm this Sunday, 24 January. The cup-tie will be broadcast live on BT Sport – CLICK HERE for a monthly pass including full access to the game and all BT Sport Features.