UK time is: 11:43:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wilcox returns to S6 with Cherries

There will be a familiar face in the Bournemouth dugout when the Cherries visit Hillsborough this weekend - that of former Owls assistant manager Russ Wilcox.

Wilcox took up the job of being assistant manager at the Dean Court club in December, number two to another former Owl in Lee Bradbury.

He was assistant to Brian Laws during his time at Wednesday, for a spell of three years, before moving on to the Premier League with Laws during his time at Burnley.

Now Wilcox, from South Elmsall near Wakefield, will be looking to get one over the Owls with his new club, but he had fond memories of his time at S6.

'I had a fantastic time there,' he told the official Bournemouth website.

'I went there in 2006 with Brian and looking back we're really proud of what we did there, especially given the difficult financial situation the club was in then.

'We had the three highest finishes in the Championship since they came out of the Premier League, finishing 9th in 2007, and we did the derby double over Sheffield United for the first time in 95 years.'

He was at Hillsborough on Tuesday night on a scouting mission for Bournemouth as the Owls took Bury apart 4-1 in Dave Jones's first game as manager, alongside fellow Cherries coach Steve Gritt.

And he thinks a key part of helping Bournemouth to success will be keeping the Hillsborough crowd quiet come 3pm on Saturday.

'There were 17,000 people at Hillsborough on Tuesday evening, and that shows you the size of the club and the depth of their support,' he commented.

'They get behind their team but like any fans they can get frustrated if things are not going well. It's important that we try not to allow them to become their twelfth man, and also look to make our own mark on the game too.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 9 2012

Time: 3:53PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Owls linked with French midfield man (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Owls' Yorkshire derby clashes on TV (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Owls snap up Keiren Westwood (Tuesday July 8 2014)

Owls' 2014-15 fixture list revealed (Wednesday June 18 2014)

Owls to host Notts County in cup (Tuesday June 17 2014)

Owls seeded for League Cup draw (Tuesday June 10 2014)

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24. Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Vital Birmingham Launch Fantasy League
Birmingham : 24/07/2014 11:30:00
Redmond Still In Demand
Norwich : 24/07/2014 10:28:00
'It's the proudest moment of my career'
Reading : 24/07/2014 10:00:00
Hancox is Confident
Birmingham : 24/07/2014 09:54:00
Birmingham Fans to Pack Out Kidderminster
Birmingham : 24/07/2014 09:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the Owls give Gary Madine another chance?
Suggested By:  
Yes 81%
No 19%