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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

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Had a poor game by his standards, maybe the occassion got to him?
will it ever happen
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