Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Whelan Prepares For Owls Return

Whelan Prepares For Owls Return

Former Wednesday midfielder Glenn Whelan will make his first return to Hillsborough as an opposition player when Stoke City are the visitors this weekend.

Most Wednesday fans would never have thought the former Republic of Ireland U21 captain would be seen in a red and white shirt, but thankfully it's not that of the poorer side of the city.

Instead, Whelan is helping Stoke City try and achieve their Premiership goal, and he'll be doing everything he can to help Tony Pulis' men grab three points from his former hunting ground.

But he insists that whatever happens between the Owls and his new side City, Wednesday have more than enough to secure their Championship status this season.

'Wednesday have picked up and got themselves some good results; we are expecting a very tough game,' he told the Sheffield Star.

'Obviously I'm a Stoke player now and I want us to win - but I want Wednesday to stay up.

'I enjoyed my time at Hillsborough. I have a lot of respect for the manager and coaching staff. I think the club have a great chance of staying up.

'They have one or two games in hand; there are a few clubs around them who are really struggling; and I think they have enough in the dressing room to stay up.'

It's unsure what kind of reception Whelan will get at S6, all you seem to have to do at Hillsborough to get booed upon your return is to leave the club so it seems, but Stoke boss Pulis is hoping his midfield man doesn't get involved in the occasion and just focuses on returning with the three points.

'I will have a chat with Glenn and tell him to make sure the game is more important than the occasion,' Pulis told the Stoke Sentinel.

'When you go back to an old club you can get wrapped up in the occasion rather than the game.

'He had a smashing time at Hillsborough. They looked after him and he looked after them with his performances. So he has nothing to prove to them.'

Writer:Nick
Date:Friday March 28 2008
Time: 4:00PM

Best of Vital Network

-

Comments

0
Had a poor game by his standards, maybe the occassion got to him?
will it ever happen
01/04/2008 10:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Vital Match Preview - Wednesday at Brentford (August 27th)

Everything (and more!) that you need to know ahead of the Owls trip to West London to face Brentford

Comments & Audio - Fletcher ahead of Owls trip to Brentford

Full comments and audio from Steven Fletcher ahead of the Owls Vs the Bees

Match Day Officials - Wednesday at Brentford (August 27th)

Who's the man in the middle for the Owls at the Bees?

Audio and Comments as Carlos Previews Owls At Brentford

Poor form must end says Carvalhal as he calls for Owls players 'Heart and Soul'

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Greg Pursehouse
no email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Outcome of Wednesday At Brentford?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Brentford Win34%
Draw16%
Wednesday Win50%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 4 3 1 0 10 3
2 Brighton 4 2 2 0 8 6
3 Wolves 4 2 2 0 8 4
4 Norwich 4 2 2 0 8 4
5 Fulham 4 2 2 0 8 2
6 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
7 Q.P.R. 4 2 0 2 6 2
8 Newcastle 4 2 0 2 6 2
9 Brentford 4 2 0 2 6 1
10 Barnsley 4 2 0 2 6 0
11 Bristol City 4 2 0 2 6 0
12 Forest 4 2 0 2 6 -2
13 Aston Villa 4 1 2 1 5 2
14 Ipswich 4 1 2 1 5 0
15 Birmingham 4 1 2 1 5 -1
16 Cardiff 4 1 2 1 5 -1
17 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Wigan 4 1 1 2 4 1
19 Leeds Utd 4 1 1 2 4 -2
20 Sheff Wed 4 1 1 2 4 -3
21 Reading 4 1 1 2 4 -4
22 Rotherham 4 1 1 2 4 -5
23 Preston 4 1 0 3 3 -1
24 Blackburn 4 0 1 3 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.OurMaurice9
2.dooleys left leg5
3.Ron Springett saves2
4.brinsworthowl2