2013–14 Sheffield Wednesday F.C. season
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|Head Coach||Stuart Gray|
|FA Cup||Round 5 (eliminated by Charlton Athletic)|
|League Cup||Round 1 (eliminated by Rotherham United)|
|Top goalscorer||League: Chris Maguire (9)
All: Chris Maguire (10)
|Highest home attendance||25,279 (vs. Wigan Athletic)|
|Lowest home attendance||18,029 (vs. Queens Park Rangers)|
|Average home league attendance||20,348|
During the 2013–14 football season, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club will compete in three professional football competitions. Sheffield Wednesday will compete in the 2013–14 Football League Championship, 2013–14 FA Cup, and the 2013–14 Football League Cup. It will be the Owls' second consecutive season in the Football League Championship having secured promotion from League One in the 2011–12 season and then securing Championship safety on the last day of the 2012–13 season. The Football League season will kick-off at the beginning of August, along with the League Cup in the same month. Meanwhile, with Sheffield Wednesday being within the top two-tiers of the English football league system the club doesn't enter the FA Cup until the beginning of January 2014 where they enter at Round 3 of the competition.
- 1 League table
- 2 Review
- 3 Players
- 4 Board and Staff
- 5 Fixtures and Results
- 6 Squad statistics
- 7 Competitions
- 8 Awards
- 8.1 PFA Player in the Community Award
- 8.2 Wise Old Owls Award
- 8.3 Sheffield Wednesday Community Champion
- 8.4 Sheffield Wednesday Academy Player of the Year
- 8.5 The IV Northern Programme Club Merit Award
- 8.6 The Football League Family Excellence Award
- 8.7 Student Employer of the Year
- 8.8 LMA Performance of the Week
- 8.9 Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week
- 8.10 The 72 Championship Team of the Week
- 8.11 League Football Education Goal of the Month
- 9 Television Coverage
- 10 References
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Pre-season for Sheffield Wednesday started on 5 May 2013, the day after the finish of the 2012–13 football league season. It started with all players on loan from that season going back to their parent clubs, with it being unknown whether or not they would sign again permanently or temporarily. These players included: Jérémy Hélan, Danny Pugh, Seyi Olofinjana, Leroy Lita, and Steve Howard. Many players were out of contract in the summer of 2013 and therefore many decisions had to be made on players' futures at the club within May and June. The first transfer of the new pre-season was confirmed just a few days after the end of the 2012–13 football season as development squad player Bastien Héry signed for Rochdale. Sheffield Wednesday youth players Ayo Obileye, Emmanuel Dieseruvwe and Johnny Fenwick soon all signed their first professional contracts with the club, all lasting one-year.
Sheffield Wednesday's first pre-season fixtures were announced on 15 May; the club firstly confirmed that the first pre-season game would be away to Scunthorpe United on 13 July and then the side would mirror last season's trip to Portugal when they played two-sides. This time, the club will be playing Hull City in the second game in Portugal, while the first game in the country has yet to be confirmed. A day later Chesterfield were confirmed to be friendly opponents on 27 July at their ground, and then later that evening it was confirmed who would be offered to re-sign with the club. Player of the Year Lewis Buxton, Stephen Bywater, Giles Coke, Jermaine Johnson, Miguel Llera and David Prutton were the senior players to re-sign, while Adam Hinchliffe and Hayden White (who is rumoured to be signing for Bolton Wanderers) were offered their first professional contract. Nicky Weaver and Julian Bennett were released along with youth players Matthew Fletcher and Harry Grant. Also, out-of-favour midfielder Nejc Pečnik left by mutual consent.
Coming into the middle of June, no confirmed transfers, whether arrivals or departures, had been determined. However, Chris O'Grady has rumoured to be close to joining Barnsley after the clubs agreed a fee of around £300,000. Also, the other team to be played in Portugal in a friendly fixture was confirmed, and this was to be Sporting Braga on 16 June 2013.
The week in which teams would find out the majority of their fixtures for the season began with the League Cup draw. Sheffield Wednesday were drawn away to local Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United, with the game to take place on the week commencing 5 August. 2-days later and the league fixture list was announced, the opening game of the season on 3 August for the Owls will be away to last seasons relegated Premier League team Queens Park Rangers, the first home game is a week later against Burnley. Then just the third game of the season sees Sheffield Wednesday face Yorkshire rivals Leeds United at Elland Road. The first mid-week game is at home against another relegated Premier League side, but also the FA Cup holders, with that being Wigan Athletic. The Yorkshire derbies include: Leeds United (17 August and 11 January), Doncaster Rovers (28 September and 22 March), Barnsley (26 October and 1 February), and Huddersfield Town (23 November and 22 February). The season ends with the last home game being Bolton Wanderers and a week later the last game of the season away at Ipswich Town, which is due to take place on 3 May 2014. In the evening of the same day as the fixture release, the first transfer in relation to Sheffield Wednesday was revealed. It was the departure of Chris O'Grady to local Yorkshire rivals Barnsley. It was for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be around £300,000. O'Grady had many memorable moments of his two-year stay with the Owls, he helped the side gain promotion to the Championship scoring against local rivals Sheffield United in both clashes, which without the goals the side would not have got promoted automatically. He was the side's second-top goal scorer last season, even though he spent the second half of last season on loan at Barnsley.
The week after the O'Grady departure, two players had decided whether their futures still lay with Sheffield Wednesday. Promising youth player Hayden White rejected an offer to sign with the team and went with Bolton Wanderers. White had been heavily followed the previous season with his impressive performances for the Owls' youth team and was linked with a possible move to Manchester United at one point. Elsewhere, senior player Stephen Bywater had also rejected signing and went with Millwall on a free transfer for a two-year contract. Bywater played a major part in the side's promotion in the 2011–12 season where he was signed permanently in January of that season. A day after these departures it was confirmed that David Prutton had signed to stay for the next season. Prutton is the second senior player to re-sign after Lewis Buxton signed later that month. 24-hours after Prutton's contract confirmation, Sheffield Wednesday's first signing of the season was confirmed. The signing was Jacques Maghoma from Burton Albion. He has signed a two-year contract after scoring 18 goals in League Two last season from the wing. Another player committed his future at Sheffield Wednesday on 27 June when Miguel Llera signed a new one-year contract at the club, having been a key player in defence over the last two-seasons. Another senior player yet to confirm where his future lay was Giles Coke, but he also chose to commit his future to Wednesday by signing a two-year contract at the club a day after Llera had signed his.
Into July and nearly a week after Coke signed with the team, Jermaine Johnson was the last remaining senior player to be offered a contract that he signed to stay for the following season. He is one of the longest playing team players having made over 200 appearances having since joined the club in 2007 Later that day, it was confirmed that the club's midfielder Chris Lines had left by mutual consent. Lines was signed in the summer of 2011 and in the 2011–12 season he made the majority of his 53 appearances and scored all of his 4 goals. The weekend ending the week of Lines's departure saw the Owls play in their first pre-season friendly; however, this was a "behind-closed-doors" friendly. The game was hosted at St George's Park National Football Centre, where the team played Romanian first-tier champions Steaua Bucureşti. It ended in a 1–1 draw with goals either side of the half with Miguel Llera scoring for Wednesday in the second-half.
Tuesday, 9 July saw heffield Wednesday play in a friendly-testimonial game against Stockport County. The game was a testimonial for Rodger Wylde, whose first club was Sheffield Wednesday and his last Stockport County, between his career spanning 1972–1989. Wednesday took the lead within 43 seconds when Michail Antonio scored for the Owls, Martin Taylor scored after 12-minutes and the game was wrapped up when Chris Maguire scored a penalty at the stroke of half-time. There were no further goals in the game but ex-Wednesday players Chris Waddle and David Hirst made appearances in the last 15 minutes of the game for the Owls. Three days after this game, one of last season's loanees signed on a permanent-basis: Jérémy Hélan signed on a four-year contract, making it the longest current contract at the club. The weekend after Hélan's signing, Sheffield Wednesday faced Scunthorpe United away in a friendly. It was a first-half strike by new signing Hélan that gave the Owls a 1–0 victory in this pre-season friendly.
Similarly to last season's pre-season Sheffield Wednesday flew to a training camp in Portugal, where they would play two games in just under a week. The first game was against top Portuguese side Sporting Braga, whom although were trailing by one goal thanks to a Martin Taylor's header after nineteen minutes, scored twice in the last five-minutes of the first half and then also scored in the second to win the game 3–1. Although it was Sheffield Wednesday's first loss of their pre-season it was still seen as a good workout. Wednesday's second and last game in Portugal was against newly promoted Hull City, the game was fairly even and the Owls's best chance fell after great work by Michail Antonio in the middle of the park led to a pass threading through to Jérémy Hélan, who rounded the goalkeeper and had his shot cleared off the line. Meanwhile, Hull's best chance was when they scored, though the goal was disallowed for offside. Another pre-season workout was completed, but this time finished in a goalless draw.
Sheffield Wednesday returned from their trip to Portugal in the week commencing 22 July, where they prepared for their final two pre-season friendlies against Rangers and Chesterfield. The Rangers game was the only home friendly of pre-season for the Owls and Rangers brought 6,000 fans to the game, selling out the away stand at Hillsborough Stadium, just for a friendly match. Although the away support was as if the game was a competitive fixture, the match was still played like a friendly. Both sides were fairly evenly matched and when Wednesday got a corner on 12-minutes Michail Antonio's shot bounced off the ground a looped into the goal to give Sheffield Wednesday the lead. And that was the only goal of the game, giving Sheffield Wednesday their third win of pre-season. Under 24-hours after the Rangers game and Sheffield Wednesday signed their third player of the new season, European striker Atdhe Nuhiu. Nuhiu has played in the top-league of Austria for the most of his career and signed on a three-year contract on a free transfer from Rapid Wien. Two-days later and Nuhiu played in Sheffield Wednesday's final pre-season fixture, this being away to Chesterfield. Although the Owls dominated the first half, it was Chesterfield who were leading at half-time thanks to a goal from Hamza Bencherif on 29 minutes. Wednesday deservedly equalised though late in the second-half with just two-minutes of normal time as Chris Maguire scored from 20-yards. Sheffield Wednesday's pre-season was over after seven pre-season friendlies in preparation for the upcoming season, with the first game a week away against Queens Park Rangers.
On the day before the first game of the season, Sheffield Wednesday signed central defender Kamil Zayatte on a free transfer on a two-year-long contract. Zayatte had been on trial with the Owls throughout pre-season and impressed enough to earn himself a deal. Later on that same day and Wednesday winger Danny Mayor went out on loan to League Two side Bury for the entire season. On Saturday 3 August, the first day of the season, Sheffield Wednesday couldn't really ask for harder opponents on the first day with Queens Park Rangers being favourites for promotion and having a high quality in-depth squad with most players being used to playing in the Premier League. Manager Dave Jones gave débuts to new signings Kamil Zayatte and Atdhe Nuhiu, who both had just managed to gain international clearance before the game. The game kicked off at Loftus Road in front of a full house and Rangers were soon on the upper hand with Andrew Johnson having an effort from distance just go wide and volley well saved as well. Once the game settled down, Wednesday got their fair share of chances with Atdhe Nuhiu's volley and shot inside the box being saved and going wide respectively. Then on nineteen-minutes Nuhiu wiggled his way out of two defenders' challenges cut inside and hit a shot that sailed into the bottom corner, giving the Owls the lead and a début goal for the 6-foot 6-inch striker Atdhe Nuhiu. Although the game continued to be evenly matched, Rangers were the ones who were creating the chances. Junior Hoilett got his shot over the bar from close range and then Bobby Zamora was denied by a save from Chris Kirkland. Soon after, a long ball by David Prutton over the top sent Michail Antonio through on goal, who was clipped from behind by the opposing defender in the box, but the referee waved away the penalty claims. If a penalty had been given, it would surely have been a red card as well as the opposing defender was the last man. Two minutes later when QPR gained a corner and took it quickly, Sheffield Wednesday were asleep and not aware of the danger, Junior Hoilett cut inside, took a shot that was going wide until the ball was passed into the net by Nedum Onuoha to put the game level. After the goal Queens Park Rangers had the momentum and the Owls were just looking to hang on for five minutes until half-time. However, three minutes later a Joey Barton header was saved by Kirkland and the rebound was volleyed in by Andrew Johnson, and the Owls were behind. Dave Jones was very frustrated at half-time, and in the second half, Hoilett continued to run riot and had another opportunity excellently saved by Chris Kirkland. Soon after, Jermaine Johnson and Michail Antonio found themselves two-on-one when the Owls pounced on the counter-attack, and when the ball was slid to Antonio with the goal gaping at his mercy he hit the ball over the bar. Then substitute Jacques Maghoma (also making his début) was taken down in the box by Joey Barton (who had just been booked), the referee stopped play but only to book Maghoma for diving. Replays revealed that the penalty should have been given with Barton being sent off in a result of this. Then to add to Maghoma and Wednesday's woes, he went on to hit the post. The first game of the season ended in a 2–1 loss against the promotion favourites.
With hours to go before the League Cup, Round 1 fixture against local rivals Rotherham United kicked off and it was confirmed that Portuguese left-back Rafael Floro had signed for the club having spent all pre-season impressing while playing for the Owls. Rafael Floro is yet to play in a professional competitive fixture, although is likely to make an appearance on the day of his signing for the club, with Wednesday currently without any full-backs due to injury. And Floro did make his first career appearance hours later as he was one of three changes for the League Cup clash. The game was delayed by 15 minutes due to crowd congestion, but when the game did kick-off it was all Rotherham United who were taking the game to the Owls. And when a long throw-in was launched into the box, it bounced all the way to the other side of the box where Rotherham midfielder Ben Pringle volleyed into the far top corner of the net. Rotherham United continued to be the better side but soon after when Wednesday got a free-kick 35 yards out, Rhys McCabe stepped up, and with the help of a small deflection, hit the ball into the far corner of the net to put the game level again. Although the game did even out slightly after this, it was still Rotherham United who played as the better side and when another long thrown-in was cleared just to the outside of the box, it was Lee Frecklington who managed to find some space and strike the ball from distance into the net and Rotherham were in front again. Into the second half and chances were few and far, but the main talking point was when Wednesday substitute Jermaine Johnson lost his cool and head-butted an opposition player in an off-the-ball incident. The officials were aware of this and Jermaine Johnson got a straight red-card, earning himself a three-match suspension on top of the already many injuries to the side. That was the last main piece of action and it was Rotherham United who went through to the next round, while earning themselves 'bragging rights' with Sheffield Wednesday losing and falling at the first hurdle of the competition. The weekend following the League Cup defeat and Sheffield Wednesday faced Burnley in the first home game of the season. Further injuries had hit the squad by the game, stretching the squad to its limit. The first opportunity of the game was when a shot was deflected into a cross and went into Sam Vokes's path, but he was unable to convert due to a good Chris Kirkland save. As Wednesday got into the game it was them who had more of the chances, with Jérémy Hélan's shot from distance just going wide and Jacques Maghoma's accurate free-kick being well-saved by the opposition goalkeeper. Also another chance was when Michail Antonio's cross fell to David Prutton whose shot hit the side netting. Maghoma's clever cross was nearly deflected to an own goal, but when Burnley broke on the Owls, a cross was failed to be closed down by new-boy and youngster Rafael Floro and unfortunately the cross fell to Danny Ings who headed home comfortably to give Burnley the lead. Then just five-minutes later near enough exactly the same thing happened: Floro failed to close down the cross and Sam Vokes headed pass the keeper to put Burnley two in front. Wednesday had been the better side in the first-half but poor defending had led to them being 2–0 down. Sheffield Wednesday came out fighting in the second half and Atdhe Nuhiu's header seemed destined for the far top-corner but span just wide. Nuhiu then had another head well saved and the follow up by Antonio was also blocked. With around 20-minutes to go and the Owls got what they deserved, a goal. Liam Palmer's first time cross met the head of Prutton to pull a goal back for Wednesday. Youngster Caolan Lavery came off the bench for his début for the club, but was unable to help his side equalise and Sheffield Wednesday fell to another frustrating 2–1 loss.
The next game in Wednesday's fixture list was against local rivals Leeds United, just three weeks in to the new season. The game was live on all television's across the United Kingdom with Sky Sports promoting the first weekend of the new Premier League season by showing all Sky Sports football programmes on Sky 2 for Sky and Virgin customers and Pick TV for all Freeview customers. The game saw comebacks from first-team full-backs Lewis Buxton and Réda Johnson (who eventually came off the bench in the second-half). At 12:15, the game kicked off and it started fairly evenly and the first chance of the game came for Sheffield Wednesday. When a corner was curled into the box Atdhe Nuhiu's header was stopped just on the line by the keeper. However, Leeds almost capitalised when Jérémy Hélan lost the ball just outside his own area, but David Prutton came sliding in to stop a Leeds player from striking the ball in a very good position. With just under ten-minutes to go until half-time and the Owls won another corner, this was whipped in to the far post by Hélan, where Michail Antonio headed the ball across goal to see Kamil Zayatte loop a header into the net, scoring his first goal for the club and giving the Owls the lead. Sheffield Wednesday continued to trouble Leeds from corner's but the home team managed to hang on until half-time. Into the second half and Leeds United came out looking for an equaliser and on the 58th-minute Ross McCormack picked up the ball just passed the half-way line in the Owls' half, ran at the defence, fooled Zayatte as he ran round him with the ball going the other way and slotted the ball past the on-rushing Chris Kirkland. A great goal saw the game level at 1–1 again (similarly to the last two encounters, although Leeds went on to win the last 2–1). The game continued to be a tight and scrappy Yorkshire derby, but Antonio's solo effort and shot nearly gave Wednesday the lead if it wasn't for a good save by the opposition goalkeeper and ex-Sheffield United player Paddy Kenny. Sheffield Wednesday continued to create the better chances though and a long throw-in by Antonio was flicked on by Zayatte where Jacques Maghoma swivelled and took the shot on which was blocked by two Leeds players (one of which blocked partially with an arm but was too close to the ball for a penalty to be given) and bounced in front of goal line where several players launched themselves in to get a foot on the ball, but it was a Leeds United players' foot that got the ball away. That was the last main piece of action of the game and it ended all square at Elland Road, giving Sheffield Wednesday their first point of the season.
A day before Sheffield Wednesday's second home fixture of the season against Millwall, the Owls signed young Swiss striker Andelko Savić from Italian side Sampdoria on a season-long loan. Savić will most likely feature in the team's Development Squad for at least the first half of the season. 24-hours later and the home game against Millwall had just kicked off, with Millwall quite bizarrely having to wear Wednesday's away kit for the first-half having forgotten their own. Millwall without even a point so far this season got off to a great start just five-minutes into the game, soon after Chris Kirkland had already had to make one great stop, he failed to make another as a cross hit Owls' player Kamil Zayatte 2-yards out and bounced into the net, scoring his second goal in two games, however this one was unfortunately in his own net. Their lead didn't last long though, not even 2 minutes as a long ball from a free-kick was sent in by Lewis Buxton and was fumbled by the opposition goalkeeper, then failed to be cleared and Réda Johnson jumped highest to head home and put the scores level again. Then fifteen-minutes later good work by Atdhe Nuhiu saw Jérémy Hélan set himself up for the shot outside the area and coolly finish into the bottom corner, Wednesday were now ahead. Into the second half and Réda Johnson scored again; however it was ruled out for a foul on the opposition goalkeeper. Millwall should have equalised when a cross found the free-head of a Millwall striker whose header went wide of the goal. But with three-minutes to go a corner for Millwall was taken and the ball bounced away from the centre of the area, it was chased down by a Millwall player who went down very easily under a challenge by Hélan and this was quite extraordinarily given as a penalty by the referee. To make things worse Millwall scored the penalty and the game ended all square at 2–2, leaving Wednesday very frustrated.
With the Owls continuing to struggle at the back due to injuries, and Lewis Buxton having been sidelined yet again through injury, West Ham United defender Jordan Spence was signed on a 28-day emergency loan deal and was eligible to play for the game against Middlesbrough that very day. He made his début that very day in a game that started with Middlesbrough dominating the first ten-minutes and as Wednesday gradually got into the game it was they who was creating more chances and with ten-minutes to go until half-time a corner swung in to the box and was headed down in front of goalkeeper by Kamil Zayatte but Michail Antonio managed to swing his boot at the ball sending it into the roof of the net giving the Owls the lead. Chris Kirkland was tested on a few occasions before the break but the score remained the same. Into the second half and Middlesbrough similarly to the first-half started on top and when a Middlesbrough player beat Zayatte to the ball before he could clear it away, it left an open gap for Middlesbrough to cross and Mustapha Carayol to tap in the equaliser. Although the game went on to be relatively even, Middlesbrough nearly doubled their lead when Lukas Jutkiewicz hit the bar with his fierce first-time shot from the edge of the box. The game finished level meaning another draw for Sheffield Wednesday. During the first half of this game, Captain Anthony Gardner had to be stretched off the pitch, looking to what could be a serious injury, leaving the Owls without another defender and mainly another key player to their team.
Transfer deadline day this year fell on Monday 2 September and Sheffield Wednesday were one of the most inactive teams during the day as they were not involved in any transfers what so ever. The weekend before the international break and Wednesday's worst fears of Anthony Gardner were confirmed as it was revealed that he had torn his Achilles tendon, usually meaning a player will be sidelined for around 5-months.
Dave Jones had already revealed that he planned to bring players in and take players out of the club during the emergency loan window which opened a week after the closure of the transfer window. It had already been known that Sheffield Wednesday will have to let players go out before anyone comes in due to the tight wage budget and finances at the club. Martin Taylor was the first player to go out on loan as he joined Brentford for a month. Back at Hillsborough Stadium after the international break and Sheffield Wednesday faced newly promoted Yeovil Town, with the Owls looking to gain their first win of the season. Both teams started fairly evenly and it was Yeovil who had the first key chance when they forced Kamil Zayatte into making a goal line clearance. However, as the Owls continued to push, a long ball over the top, saw the linesman put the offside flag up for Atdhe Nuhiu who seemed to be going for the ball, however the referee didn't blow his whistle as Michail Antonio picked up the ball instead as he was in an on side position, therefore the referee had over-ruled the linesman with the game continuing to go on. Yeovil momentarily paused waiting for the whistle, while Michail Antonio went through on goal and passed the ball square to Atdhe Nuhiu who passed the ball into the net. A controversial goal followed many Yeovil complaints, with the referee discussing the matter with the linesman and eventually decided to give the goal. Replays after the game showed that the referee had made the correct decision. As Yeovil felt hard done by the contest fell into a scrappy, rough affair with strong challenges going in, mainly from the Yeovil Town players. And on 41-minutes, just after Nuhiu had a header just miss the back of the net, Yeovil defender Byron Webster was caught in a rough tangle with Nuhiu which led to both players falling to the ground and Byron Webster seeming to throw a punch at Nuhiu while tussling on the ground. Byron Webster saw a straight red card for the incident and the Owls couldn't have gone in much better at half-time. Into the second half and although it was the Owls in the lead and having the extra man advantage, it was Yeovil who were the better side and somehow pushing for the equaliser. Yeovil Town's Joe Ralls gave his team what they deserved with 25-minutes to go when he took a great first-touch outside the area and finished nicely on the volley into the far corner. After this both sides gave it their all and Sheffield Wednesday now looked the more likely team to score and the fans thought they was about to do just that as a cross found Antonio who volleyed towards the goal where the opposition goalkeeper saved the shot, but also fumbled it, and as the ball rolled and hit the inside of the post, Nuhiu and Réda Johnson raced to tap the ball home but the keeper pounced upon the loose ball just in the time. Sheffield Wednesday were left with another draw, this one though more disappointing than the others due to the position they were in at half-time and arguably should have gone on to win the game.
A day after the Yeovil result and Wednesday signed Roger Johnson on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers for three-months with the Owls in desperate need of another centre-back. Later on in the week and it was confirmed that ex-Cardiff City midfielder and free-agent Stephen McPhail had signed for the club until mid-January. McPhail went on to start the away game against Birmingham City two-days later. The team and McPhail started the game brightly and although Michail Antonio went close, it was Birmingham's first real attack of the game that led to the first goal. Chris Burke's shot was saved well but the rebound was tapped in by Jesse Lingard, scoring on his début for Birmingham having joined them on loan from Manchester United earlier on in the week. After this goal and Birmingham had the momentum and dominated, and it wasn't long until they doubled their lead. Again it was new loan signing Lingard whom dribbled and dodged in and out of defender's in the box before slotting home his second of the afternoon. And it was only two-minutes later after this goal when it was game over. Jesse Lingard shot from outside the area found the bottom corner to complete his hat-trick. 3–0 at half-time and the main objective really for the Owls was not to concede any more. However, Birmingham continued to create chances after the break and just six-minutes into the second-half Burke and Lingard linked up with each other for Jesse Lingard to score yet another goal. Wednesday did create a few chances before the end of the game, one of which they scored, when a corner was whipped in and headed in for a late consolation goal by Kamil Zayatte. After the goal and Shane Ferguson nearly made it 5 when he went through on goal but Chris Kirkland kept the player at bay.
As the Owls prepared for the derby game against Doncaster Rovers, it was confirmed that Matty Fryatt had joined the team on loan from Hull City for 1-month. Fryatt started the following game at Hillsborough Stadium on the bench. The derby game was a tight and scrappy affair, but it was Sheffield Wednesday whom created the most chances in a very dull first-half. Atdhe Nuhiu's shot went just wide after the mistake from the Doncaster defence. Jérémy Hélan also had a tame effort from distance comfortably saved. That was all to be noted in the first-half, but the second-half continued to be a tight and scrappy affair but more chances were created. Doncaster had one half-chance from a corner, while Nuhiu's header from a cross was just cleared off the line by ex-Owl Rob Jones. Soon after and Miguel Llera also had his header cleared off the line by an excellent save from Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper Ross Turnbull. Doncaster's first main chance of the game came midway through the second half as new loan signing Federico Macheda, another loan signing by an opposing club from Manchester United, managed to take on two defenders before his finished was well-saved by Chris Kirkland at the near post. Doncaster's second main chance though was a cross where Macheda out-jumped Llera and headed the ball on-target...and into the net. Doncaster up to this point had been second-best in the game, but after the goal Wednesday did well to not concede a second. Chris Kirkland was forced into a double save after a free-kick led to two shots by the same player. Boos echoed Hillsborough as the full-time whistle blew, with the Owls still without a win this season.
The very first day of October landed on a Tuesday where the Owls faced Brighton & Hove Albion down at the south coast. Brighton had the first major chance of the game as a ball over the Owls' defence saw Ashley Barnes go through on goal, but keeper Kirkland made an excellent save to keep the scores level. Chris Kirkland continued to make some good saves and Brighton nearly had a penalty given as Kazenga LuaLua was brought down in the box by Lewis Buxton. However, the referee waved away the protests in which replays revealed it would have been a fairly 'soft' penalty to give. Although it was Brighton who were creating more chances it was Sheffield Wednesday who took the lead three-minutes before the break. Great work by Jérémy Hélan saw him take on two players before crossing low in the box, where loanee Matty Fryatt touched and swivelled before blasting the ball home into the back of the net. Into the second half and Ashley Barnes was so close to scoring for Brighton again, after his shot from a cross went just wide of the post. Wednesday continued to some how keep Brighton at bay, even when Keith Andrews' volley also went just wide. Into the last-minute with the game ticking down to the Owls' first victory of the season, a cross from Brighton was then headed across goal where Keith Andrews tapped in at the far post. Wednesday had failed to hold on to their first victory of the season with the game finishing level at 1–1. Just before the following weekend started the Owls' club striker Gary Madine verdict of his trial was announced. Gary Madine is to face an 18-month jail sentence after two separate assaults in night clubs. Ipswich Town were the next team that Wednesday faced that following weekend. Sheffield Wednesday went out looking for their first win of the season and nearly took the lead early on when Atdhe Nuhiu's shot was well saved by the opposing goalkeeper. However, twelve-minutes in and a long ball over the top set Ipswich on the counter where a cross found Paul Anderson who comfortably took on the shot and scored. Two-minutes later and a cross by Wednesday this time saw Nuhiu head across goal where Michail Antonio then headed into the back of the net and the scores were all level again. The Owls continued to press for the lead at Hillsborough and Matty Fryatt's clear cut volley was unfortunately straight at the keeper, who palmed the ball over for a corner. Into the second half and Réda Johnson also came close with a header, before Kirkland saved an opposing shot well at the near post. Kirkland then had to make another save, this one excellently, as Paul Anderson nearly doubled his tally for the afternoon as his shot took a slight deflection and seemed to be heading into the near corner before it was palmed out for a corner. And then as the game entered the last quarter of its time Jermaine Johnson dribbled inwards from the left-hand side and had fierce shot from 25-yards out that seemed to be destined for the top corner of the goal, only to be denied by the bar. Another draw and another game without a win came as the full-time whistle blew soon after.
On 15 October 2013, Arsenal's young goalkeeper Damián Martínez joined the club on loan to give more competition to Chris Kirkland. Martínez was on the bench for Wednesday's next game against Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium and it was the Owls whom started the lot brighter, especially when Matty Fryatt came close after great link up play with Giles Coke. Two-minutes after this chance though and good link up play by two of the opposition players saw Jermaine Beckford take on a fantastically sliced shot and score against the run of play with 16-minutes gone on the clock. Just 10-minutes later and Wednesday were deservedly back on level terms as Jérémy Hélan's cross instead found the head Alex Baptiste whose diving header bounced on the ground and went into the net, therefore scoring an own goal. The game was fairly evenly matched up to half-time and the second-half started similarly as the first did with the Owls on top. Jérémy Hélan created the first goal and very nearly scored the second as he took on his man in the box and his shot was well saved by the opposing goalkeeper. Halfway through the second-half with Sheffield Wednesday still on top, they managed to win a free-kick just outside and to the right-hand corner of the box. Stephen McPhail whipped the ball in, which was punched away only to find Kamil Zayatte whose resultant header looped up and into the back of the net giving the Owls the lead. Or that's what they thought until they realised that the assistant referee had her flag up. The goal was given as offside as when Zayatte's looping header was on its way to the back of the net, Réda Johnson went for the ball from being in an offside position, he jumped and attempted to flick on the ball and even though he didn't touch the ball, the officials felt that Réda Johnson was interfering with play when being from an offside position. Into the last five-minutes with Wednesday on the front foot and looking to win the game, José Semedo went in with a strong but fair challenge on an opposing player where he won the ball. However, the referee blew his whistle and without much hesitation showed Semedo a red card. Protests to the referee by the Sheffield Wednesday players were unsuccessful and José Semedo left the field in tears. Down to ten men and the game had spun itself on its head and it was now Bolton who were looking to win the game, even though they had been second best throughout the 90-minutes. Into stoppage-time and a Bolton corner led to a header where Chris Kirkland made an excellent save to keep the scores level. Two more corners in stoppage time later and another header was directed towards goal and Kirkland made an even better save to ensure the Owls didn't leave empty handed as the referee blew his whistle with the scores locked at 1–1.
José Semedo's red card appeal the following week was unsuccessful which meant he missed the next 3 games, including the next one which was the derby day visit to Barnsley. Hours before the game and it was confirmed that free-agent Seyi Olofinjana had joined the club on a short-term contract. The midfielder had joined the club on a short loan spell at the end of last season as well where he helped the team survive from relegation. An early kick-off at Oakwell, with the game being on Sky Sports, and both relegation threatened teams started well but it was the Owls' away faithful that had thought they had scored when loanee Roger Johnson's header hit the side netting. Seven-minutes later and Réda Johnson was tackled while in possession of the ball at the back, leading Barnsley to quickly counterattack. Marcus Pedersen decided to quickly shoot from outside the area and his fierce shot hit the post so hard it came back out to around 30-yards from goal where the ball was passed, in the air, straight back to Marcus Pedersen whose touch set him up for a fantastic volley inside the area that riffled into the top of the net giving Chris Kirkland no chance. Jérémy Hélan soon came close to putting the Owls back level though, as he took on a player but his shot was so close to being on target, but instead hit the side netting. Just before the break and Barnsley's Paddy McCourt managed to take on three players while dribbling with the ball from wide on the touchline to inside the box, and his final shot trickled along the front of the goal and out past the far post for a goal kick. Barnsley had been the better side in the first-half, but all changed in the second and it started first when Atdhe Nuhiu's shot was well saved by the opposition keeper. Coming up to the hour mark and the ball was cleared out from a Wednesday corner all the way to the halfway line where Jérémy Hélan touched and volleyed the ball back towards goal and all the players up field, the ball hit and span off Réda Johnson's leg and found Matty Fryatt with acres of space and the keeper on-rushing, but he volleyed home first time sweetly leading to eruption in the away end. After the goal and Sheffield Wednesday were relentless and the opposition goalkeeper somehow kept out Michail Antonio's free open shot from just three yards out. Matty Fryatt's follow-up then went over the bar. Barnsley though looked dangerous on the counter-attack and nearly scored when a cross was whipped in front of goal but the out-stretching leg of a Barnsley attacker couldn't make contact with the ball. Antonio's shot over the bar soon after this was the last piece of action in the game meaning Sheffield Wednesday had still not won all season after 12 games and had drawn all their games in November 1–1. However, there was good news before the month was up as it was confirmed that Matty Fryatt had extended his deal at the club for a further month.
More good news in terms of signings came on the first day of November when a loanee from the end of last season re-joined the club on a youth loan. This was Sunderland striker Connor Wickham. Wickham started alongside Matty Fryatt the following weekend as the Owls faced recently relegated (from the Premier League) Reading at Hillsborough Stadium. Reading were looking for more likely to score in the early exchanges as they had a couple of half chances saved and go wide. But it was on 18-minutes when a fantastic long-ball by Kamil Zayatte found Michail Antonio in the box whom waited on the touchline, pulled back for Matty Fryatt to smash the ball home to give Wednesday the lead. 7-minutes later and Seyi Olofinjana found Antonio just inside Reading's area, Antonio flicked the ball over the opposition defender ran towards the goal and let fly just outside the area and the ball curled into the far corner, giving the Owls a surprise 2–0 lead. However, soon after and Reading were back in the game as a cross found the free head of Pavel Pogrebnyak whose header went in off the post. The first-half seemed full of goals as just six-minutes after Reading's goal back, a mistake at the back by Reading saw Antonio set Connor Wickham free whose shot went straight at the keeper but bounced onto the opposition player chasing Wickham down and rolled into the back of the net for an own goal, Sheffield Wednesday went into the break two goals to the good. Could Sheffield Wednesday finally win their first game of the season? It looked doubtful at the beginning of the second half as Reading started again as the better side as they again went close with two-chances, one from long and one from short distance. However, just before the hour mark Antonio did a volley/cross into the box, just keeping the ball in play in the process, and the ball deflected up to Wickham who chest controlled the ball and volleyed into the top corner of the net. Unbelievably, Wednesday were 4–1 up with half an hour to play. And it just got better five-minutes later as Matty Fryatt was set through on goal and he chipped the ball over the keeper to score his second of the game. Adam le Fondre score from a penalty that shouldn't have been in stoppage time, but it was only a consolation as the Owls finally got their first win of the season... And it was a big win. Unfortunately, Sheffield Wednesday then went on a three-game losing streak to end November, losing to Derby County, Huddersfield Town and Blackpool. This led to Sheffield Wednesday being six points behind relegation.
First team squad
- As of 27 March 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Out on loan
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- As of 3 May 2014
|1||GK||Chris Kirkland||32||July 2012||Wigan Athletic||June 2014||Free||83||0|
|2||DF||Lewis Buxton||29||August 2008||Stoke City||June 2015||£88,000||197||6|
|3||DF||Réda Johnson||25||January 2011||Plymouth Argyle||June 2014||£110,000||88||19|
|4||DF||Anthony Gardner||32||July 2012||Crystal Palace||June 2014||Free||44||0|
|5||DF||Kamil Zayatte||28||August 2013||Istanbul BB||June 2015||Free||12||2|
|6||MF||José Semedo||28||July 2011||Charlton Athletic||June 2014||Free||107||1|
|7||MF||Michail Antonio||23||August 2012||Reading||June 2016||Undisclosed||85||18|
|8||DF||Oguchi Onyewu||31||January 2014||Queens Park Rangers||June 2014||Free||19||1|
|9||FW||Gary Madine||23||January 2011||Carlisle United||June 2015||£1,056,000||101||27|
|10||MF||Jacques Maghoma||25||July 2013||Burton Albion||June 2015||Undisclosed||29||3|
|11||MF||Jermaine Johnson||33||January 2007||Bradford City||June 2014||£660,000||249||30|
|12||MF||David Prutton||31||July 2011||Swindon Town||June 2014||Free||61||3|
|13||GK||Adam Davies||21||June 2013||Free Agent||June 2014||Free||0||0|
|14||MF||Giles Coke||27||July 2010||Motherwell||June 2015||Free||82||6|
|15||DF||Martin Taylor||33||August 2012||Watford||June 2014||Undisclosed||13||0|
|16||MF||Rhys McCabe||21||July 2012||Rangers||June 2015||Free||32||2|
|17||MF||Jérémy Hélan||21||July 2013||Manchester City||June 2017||Undisclosed||76||3|
|18||FW||Chris Maguire||24||July 2012||Derby County||June 2015||Undisclosed||46||11|
|19||DF||Joe Mattock||23||July 2012||West Bromwich Albion||June 2015||Free||36||3|
|20||DF||Kieran Lee||25||July 2012||Oldham Athletic||June 2015||Free||55||1|
|21||MF||Paul Corry||22||August 2012||University College Dublin||June 2015||Undisclosed||9||0|
|22||MF||Liam Palmer||21||January 2013||Sheffield Wednesday Academy||June 2018||Free||79||1|
|23||MF||Danny Mayor||22||August 2012||Preston North End||June 2015||Undisclosed||9||0|
|24||DF||Rafael Floro||19||August 2013||FC Porto||June 2014||Free||2||0|
|25||FW||Caolan Lavery||20||July 2012||Ipswich Town||Unknown||Free||24||4|
|26||GK||Damián Martínez||21||October 2013||Arsenal||May 2014||Loan||15||0|
|28||FW||Benik Afobe||20||January 2014||Arsenal||June 2014||Loan||13||2|
|30||GK||Arron Jameson||23||July 2008||Sheffield Wednesday Academy||June 2014||Free||2||0|
|31||GK||Cameron Dawson||18||April 2013||Sheffield Wednesday Academy||June 2016||Free||0||0|
|32||DF||Miguel Llera||34||January 2012||Blackpool||June 2014||Free||93||11|
|33||FW||Anđelko Savić||20||August 2013||Sampdoria||June 2014||Loan||1||0|
|34||FW||Atdhe Nuhiu||24||July 2013||Rapid Wien||June 2016||Free||43||8|
|35||DF||Adedeji Oshilaja||20||February 2014||Cardiff City||May 2014||Loan||2||0|
|36||DF||Glenn Loovens||30||December 2013||Free Agent||May 2014||Free||25||0|
|37||FW||Franck Betra||17||August 2013||Sheffield Wednesday Academy||June 2014||Free||0||0|
|38||DF||Taylor McKenzie||19||October 2012||Sheffield Wednesday Academy||June 2014||Free||0||0|
|39||MF||Jack Stobbs||17||Unknown||Sheffield Wednesday Academy||Unknown||Free||1||0|
|41||DF||Sam Hutchinson||24||February 2014||Chelsea||April 2014||Loan||10||1|
|42||FW||Leon Best||27||February 2014||Blackburn Rovers||May 2014||Loan||29||7|
Players making their first team Sheffield Wednesday début in a fully competitive match.
Players scoring their first goal while playing their first game for Sheffield Wednesday in a competitive fixture.
|34||FW||Atdhe Nuhiu||3 August 2013||Queens Park Rangers||Loftus Road|||
|MF||Jacques Maghoma||Burton Albion||Free||1 July 2013|||
|MF||Jérémy Hélan||Manchester City||Undisclosed||12 July 2013|||
|FW||Atdhe Nuhiu||Rapid Wien||Free||25 July 2013|||
|DF||Kamil Zayatte||Istanbul BB||Free||2 August 2013|||
|DF||Rafael Floro||FC Porto||Free||6 August 2013|||
|FW||Khalil Lambin||Ergotelis||Free||12 August 2013|||
|MF||Stephen McPhail||Free Agent||Free||20 September 2013|||
|MF||Seyi Olofinjana||Free Agent||Free||26 October 2013|||
|DF||Glenn Loovens||Free Agent||Free||3 December 2013|||
|DF||Oguchi Onyewu||Free Agent||Free||11 January 2014|||
|—||MF||Bastien Héry||Rochdale||Free||8 May 2013|||
|—||DF||Julian Bennett||Released||Free||16 May 2013|||
|—||FW||Matthew Fletcher||Released||Free||16 May 2013|||
|—||MF||Harry Grant||Released||Free||16 May 2013|||
|—||MF||Nejc Pečnik||Left by mutual consent||Free||16 May 2013|||
|—||GK||Nicky Weaver||Released||Free||16 May 2013|||
|—||FW||Chris O'Grady||Barnsley||Undisclosed||19 June 2013|||
|—||DF||Hayden White||Bolton Wanderers||Free (Compensation package agreed)||24 June 2013|||
|—||GK||Stephen Bywater||Millwall||Free||24 June 2013|||
|—||MF||Chris Lines||Left by mutual consent||Free||4 July 2013|||
|27||MF||Stephen McPhail||Shamrock Rovers||Free||21 February 2014|||
|33||FW||Anđelko Savić||Sampdoria||Season-long loan||23 August 2013|||
|26||DF||Jordan Spence||West Ham United||1-month loan||31 August 2013|||
|8||DF||Roger Johnson||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3-month loan||16 September 2013|||
|—||DF||George Swan||Manchester City||1-month youth loan||17 September 2013|||
|28||FW||Matty Fryatt||Hull City||28-days||27 September 2013|||
|26||GK||Damián Martínez||Arsenal||28-days||15 October 2013|||
|28||FW||Matty Fryatt||Hull City||28-days||29 October 2013|||
|29||FW||Connor Wickham||Sunderland||1-month recurring youth loan (Recalled 27 January 2014)||1 November 2013|||
|26||GK||Damián Martínez||Arsenal||1-month 18-days||14 November 2013|||
|26||GK||Damián Martínez||Arsenal||End-of-the-season||3 January 2014|||
|28||FW||Benik Afobe||Arsenal||End-of-the-season||30 January 2014|||
|35||DF||Adedeji Oshilaja||Cardiff City||1-month||7 January 2014|||
|40||MF||Gary Gardner||Aston Villa||1-month||12 February 2014|||
|42||FW||Leon Best||Blackburn Rovers||1-month||14 February 2014|||
|41||DF||Sam Hutchinson||Chelsea||1-month||14 February 2014|||
|42||FW||Leon Best||Blackburn Rovers||End-of-the-season||14 March 2014|||
|41||DF||Sam Hutchinson||Chelsea||1-month||14 March 2014|||
|35||DF||Adedeji Oshilaja||Cardiff City||End-of-the-season||21 March 2014|||
|23||MF||Danny Mayor||Bury||Season-long loan||2 August 2013|||
|15||DF||Martin Taylor||Brentford||28-day loan||10 September 2013|||
|—||FW||Emmanuel Dieseruvwe||Hyde||1-month youth loan||13 September 2013|||
|—||DF||Taylor McKenzie||Gainsborough Trinity||1-month youth loan||17 September 2013|||
|—||FW||Emmanuel Dieseruvwe||Fleetwood Town||1-month youth loan||1 November 2013|||
|25||FW||Caolan Lavery||Plymouth Argyle||1-month||22 November 2013|||
|18||FW||Chris Maguire||Coventry City||1-month||28 November 2013|||
|30||GK||Arron Jameson||Stalybridge Celtic||1-month||29 November 2013|||
|25||FW||Caolan Lavery||Plymouth Argyle||1-month (Recalled on 8 January 2014)||3 January 2014|||
|30||GK||Arron Jameson||Bradford City||1-month||10 January 2014|||
|38||DF||Taylor McKenzie||Gainsborough Trinity||1-month||16 January 2014|||
|31||GK||Cameron Dawson||Plymouth Argyle||End-of-the-season||7 February 2014|||
|16||MF||Rhys McCabe||Portsmouth||End-of-the-season (Recalled on 24 April 2014)||17 March 2014|||
|—||GK||Joe Wildsmith||Alfreton Town||28-days||27 March 2014|||
|9||FW||Gary Madine||Carlisle United||End-of-the-season||27 March 2014|||
|12||MF||David Prutton||Coventry City||End-of-the-season||27 March 2014|||
|GK||Cameron Dawson||3 years||22 April 2013||30 June 2016|||
|DF||Johnny Fenwick||1 year||1 May 2013||30 June 2014|||
|FW||Emmanuel Dieseruvwe||1 year||1 May 2013||30 June 2014|||
|DF||Ayo Obileye||1 year||10 May 2013||30 June 2014|||
|DF||Lewis Buxton||2-years||31 May 2013||June 2015|||
|MF||David Prutton||1-year||25 June 2013||June 2014|||
|DF||Miguel Llera||1-year||27 June 2013||June 2014|||
|MF||Giles Coke||2-years||28 June 2013||June 2015|||
|GK||Adam Davies||1-year||28 June 2013||June 2014|||
|MF||Jermaine Johnson||1-year||4 July 2013||June 2014|||
|MF||Adam Hinchliffe||1-year||July 2013||June 2014||—|
|GK||Joe Wildsmith||2.5-years||19 November 2013||June 2016|||
|MF||Seyi Olofinjana||1-month||28 November 2013||December 2013|||
|DF||Glenn Loovens||5-months||31 December 2013||May 2014|||
|MF||Stephen McPhail||1-month||21 January 2014||February 2014|||
|MF||Jack Stobbs||1-year||19 March 2014||June 2015|||
|FW||Caolan Lavery||Long-term||21 March 2014||Unknown|||
|MF||Liam Palmer||3-year extension||27 March 2014||June 2018|||
Board and Staff
Chairman and Directors
|Director of Communications||Trevor Braithwait|
|Commercial Director||Andy Daykin|
Last updated: 11 May 2013
Source: Sheffield Wednesday F.C.
First Team Staff
|Head Coach||Stuart Gray|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Andy Rhodes|
Last updated: 7 February 2013
Source: Sheffield Wednesday F.C.
Fixtures and Results
|6 July 2013||Sheffield Wednesday||1–1||Steaua București||St George's Park National Football Centre|
|14:00||Llera 67'||Report||Popa 20'||Attendance: 0
|9 July 2013||Stockport County||0–3||Sheffield Wednesday||Edgeley Park|
Maguire 45' (pen.)
|13 July 2013||Scunthorpe United||0–1||Sheffield Wednesday||Glanford Park|
|15:00||Report||Hélan 41'||Attendance: 2,393
|16 July 2013||Sporting Braga||3–1||Sheffield Wednesday||Estádio Municipal de Albufeira|
|20 July 2013||Hull City||0–0||Sheffield Wednesday||Estádio Municipal de Albufeira|
|24 July 2013||Sheffield Wednesday||1–0||Rangers||Hillsborough Stadium|
|20:00||Antonio 12'||Report||Attendance: 16,248
|27 July 2013||Chesterfield||1–1||Sheffield Wednesday||Proact Stadium|
|15:00||Roberts 29'||Report||Maguire 88'||Attendance: 5,491
Football League Championship
|3 August 2013 1||Queens Park Rangers||2–1||Sheffield Wednesday||Loftus Road|
|10 August 2013 2||Sheffield Wednesday||1–2||Burnley||Hillsborough Stadium|
|17 August 2013 3||Leeds United||1–1||Sheffield Wednesday||Elland Road|
(Live on Sky Sports)
|McCormack 58'||Report||Maguire 23'
|24 August 2013 4||Sheffield Wednesday||2–2||Millwall||Hillsborough Stadium|
|15:00||R. Johnson 7'
|Report||Zayatte 5' (o.g.)
Keogh 87' (pen.)
|31 August 2013 5||Middlesbrough||1–1||Sheffield Wednesday||Riverside Stadium|
|15:00||Carayol 49'||Report||Antonio 35'
|14 September 2013 6||Sheffield Wednesday||1–1||Yeovil Town||Hillsborough Stadium|
|15:00||Nuhiu 25' 42'
J. Johnson 82'
|21 September 2013 7||Birmingham City||4–1||Sheffield Wednesday||St Andrew's|
|15:00||Lingard 20', 29', 33', 51'
|28 September 2013 8||Sheffield Wednesday||0–1||Doncaster Rovers||Hillsborough Stadium|
|1 October 2013 9||Brighton & Hove Albion||1–1||Sheffield Wednesday||American Express Community Stadium|
|19:45||Andrews 40' 89'
|5 October 2013 10||Sheffield Wednesday||1–1||Ipswich Town||Hillsborough Stadium|
J. Johnson 90'
|19 October 2013 11||Bolton Wanderers||1–1||Sheffield Wednesday||Reebok Stadium|
|Report||Baptiste 26' (o.g.)
|26 October 2013 12||Barnsley||1–1||Sheffield Wednesday||Oakwell|
(Live on Sky Sports)
|Pedersen 16' 66'||Report||Fryatt 60'
Réda Johnson 66'
|2 November 2013 13||Sheffield Wednesday||5–2||Reading||Hillsborough Stadium|
|15:00||Fryatt 18', 63'
Morrison 42' (o.g.)
Réda Johnson 90+1'
le Fondre 90' (pen.)
|9 November 2013 14||Derby County||3–0||Sheffield Wednesday||Pride Park Stadium|
Roger Johnson 29'
Réda Johnson 38'
|23 November 2013 15||Sheffield Wednesday||1–2||Huddersfield Town||Hillsborough Stadium|
(Live on Sky Sports)
Clayton 15' 68'
|30 November 2013 16||Blackpool||2–0||Sheffield Wednesday||Bloomfield Road|
Gosling 59' 73'
J. Johnson 87'
|3 December 2013 17||Sheffield Wednesday||2–1||Leicester City||Hillsborough Stadium|
|19:45||Wickham 9', 25'
|Report||Knockaert 3'||Attendance: 20,016
|7 December 2013 18||Sheffield Wednesday||0–1||Nottingham Forest||Hillsborough Stadium|
|14 December 2013 19||Watford||0–1||Sheffield Wednesday||Vicarage Road|
|15:00||Report||Wickham 24' 70'
Roger Johnson 32'
|18 December 2013||Sheffield Wednesday||A–A||Wigan Athletic||Hillsborough Stadium|
|Attendance: 22,700 (approx.)
Note: Match abandoned after 59-minutes due to waterlogged pitch
|21 December 2013 20||Sheffield Wednesday||1–2||Bournemouth||Hillsborough Stadium|
|15:00||Réda Johnson 46'
|26 December 2013 21||Blackburn Rovers||0–0||Sheffield Wednesday||Ewood Park|
|29 December 2013 22||Charlton Athletic||1–1||Sheffield Wednesday||The Valley|
Referee: F. Graham
|1 January 2014 23||Sheffield Wednesday||2–0||Blackpool||Hillsborough Stadium|
Réda Johnson 62'
|Report||Fuller 45+1'||Attendance: 19,447
Referee: D. Whitestone
|11 January 2014 24||Sheffield Wednesday||6–0||Leeds United||Hillsborough Stadium|
(Live on Sky Sports)
R. Johnson 20'
Maguire 52' 67'
Lavery 80', 90+4'
Referee: L. Probert
|18 January 2014 25||Burnley||1–1||Sheffield Wednesday||Turf Moor|
|Report||Maguire 45' 78'
Referee: S. Attwell
|28 January 2014 26||Millwall||1–1||Sheffield Wednesday||The Den|
|Report||Coke 69' 89'
Referee: L. Probert
|1 February 2014 27||Sheffield Wednesday||1–0||Barnsley||Hillsborough Stadium|
|15:00||Maguire 46' 90+7'
J. Johnson 80'
|Report||Frimpong 24', 30'
Referee: A. Marriner
|8 February 2014 28||Reading||0–2||Sheffield Wednesday||Madjeski Stadium|
|Report||Maguire 10' (pen.) 42'
Referee: K. Hill
|11 February 2014 29||Sheffield Wednesday||0–3||Wigan Athletic||Hillsborough Stadium|
|Report||Maynard 31', 38'
Referee: D. Webb
|18 February 2014 30||Sheffield Wednesday||0–1||Derby County||Hillsborough Stadium|
Referee: D. Bond
|22 February 2014 31||Huddersfield Town||0–2||Sheffield Wednesday||John Smith's Stadium|
G. Gardner 65'
Referee: N. Swarbrick
|1 March 2014 32||Sheffield Wednesday||1–0||Middlesbrough||Hillsborough Stadium|
|15:00||Nuhiu 87' (pen.) 88'
Whitehead 36', 86'
|8 March 2014 33||Yeovil Town||2–0||Sheffield Wednesday||Huish Park|
|15:00||Miller 41', 51'
G. Gardner 31'
Hutchinson 85', 89'
Referee: D. Sheldrake
|12 March 2014 34||Wigan Athletic||1–0||Sheffield Wednesday||DW Stadium|
Gómez 41' 88' (pen.)
Referee: Andy Haines
|15 March 2014 35||Sheffield Wednesday||4–1||Birmingham City||Hillsborough Stadium|
|15:00||Lavery 16', 68' 17'
Packwood 58' (o.g.)
Referee: S. Martin
|18 March 2014 36||Sheffield Wednesday||3–0||Queens Park Rangers||Hillsborough Stadium|
|19:45||Buxton 29' 71'
Maguire 35' (pen.)
|Report||Dunne 33'||Attendance: 18,029
Referee: P. Tierney
|22 March 2014 37||Doncaster Rovers||1–0||Sheffield Wednesday||Keepmoat Stadium|
|15:00||Brown 32'||Report||Hutchinson 89'||Attendance: 12,609
Referee: M. Dean
|25 March 2014 38||Sheffield Wednesday||1–0||Brighton & Hove Albion||Hillsborough Stadium|
|19:45||Best 90+1'||Report||Ince 90+9'||Attendance: 18,192
Referee: A. Taylor
|29 March 2014 39||Sheffield Wednesday||1–4||Watford||Hillsborough Stadium|
|Report||Angella 5' 38'
Deeney 49', 51'
Referee: M. Heywood
|4 April 2014 40||Leicester City||2–1||Sheffield Wednesday||King Power Stadium|
(Live on Sky Sports)
Referee: G. Scott
|8 April 2014 41||Nottingham Forest||3–3||Sheffield Wednesday||The City Ground|
Mackie 34' 44'
Collins 55', 80'
|Report||Maguire 15' (pen.)
Mattock 41' 57'
Referee: S. Duncan
|12 April 2014 42||Sheffield Wednesday||3–3||Blackburn Rovers||Hillsborough Stadium|
Nuhiu 72', 90+5' 83'
|Report||Rhodes 15' 90+1'
Referee: F. Graham
|18 April 2014 43||Bournemouth||2–4||Sheffield Wednesday||Dean Court|
Hutchinson 34' 45+1', 63'
Maguire 71' 90+6'
Referee: T. Robinson
|21 April 2014 44||Sheffield Wednesday||2–3||Charlton Athletic||Hillsborough Stadium|
Maguire 8' 9'
|Report||Sordell 10', 43', 63'
Referee: T. Harrington
|26 April 2014 45||Sheffield Wednesday||1–3||Bolton Wanderers||Hillsborough Stadium|
|Report||Danns 8' 18'
Referee: A. Davies
|3 May 2014 46||Ipswich Town||2–1||Sheffield Wednesday||Hillsborough Stadium|
|12:15||Smith 37' 60'
Referee: C. Boyeson
Football League Cup
|6 August 2013||Rotherham United||2–1||Sheffield Wednesday||New York Stadium|
J. Johnson 78'
|4 January 2013 Round 3||Macclesfield Town||1–1||Sheffield Wednesday||Moss Rose|
|15:00||Williams 72'||Report||Réda Johnson 25' 83'
|14 January 2013 Round 3 Replay||Sheffield Wednesday||4–1||Macclesfield Town||Hillsborough Stadium|
J. Johnson 85'
|Report||Boden 65' (pen.)||Attendance: 12,302
Referee: N. Miller
|25 January 2014 Round 4||Rochdale||1–2||Sheffield Wednesday||Spotland Stadium|
Rose 60' 85'
|Report||Mattock 51' 31', 64'
Referee: S. Hooper
|15 February 2014 Round 5||Sheffield Wednesday||P–P||Charlton Athletic||Hillsborough Stadium|
Referee: M. Clattenburg
Note: Postponed due to waterlogged pitch
|24 February 2014 Round 5||Sheffield Wednesday||1–2||Charlton Athletic||Hillsborough Stadium|
|19:45||Best 57' 62'
Referee: M. Clattenburg
Appearances and Goals
- As of 3 May 2014
|No.||Pos||Nat||Player||Total||Championship||FA Cup||League Cup|
|Players for Sheffield Wednesday who are currently out on loan:|
|Sheffield Wednesday players from this season that are no longer at the club:|
Top Goal Scorers
- As of 3 May 2014
|Place||Position||Nation||Number||Name||Championship||FA Cup||League Cup||Total|
- As of 2 June 2014
|Place||Position||Nation||Number||Name||Championship||FA Cup||League Cup||Total|
- As of 3 May 2014
|Place||No.||Nation||Position||Name||Championship||FA Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Competition||Started Round||Current Pos/Round||Final Pos/Round||First Match||Last Match|
|Championship||N/A||16th||16th||3 August 2013||3 May 2014|
|FA Cup||Round 3||Round 5||Round 5||4 January 2014||24 February 2014|
|League Cup||Round 1||Round 1||Round 1||6 August 2013||6 August 2013|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Last updated: 3 May 2014.
Results by round
Source: BBC Sport
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.
PFA Player in the Community Award
|Réda Johnson||Sheffield Wednesday|||
Wise Old Owls Award
Sheffield Wednesday Community Champion
Sheffield Wednesday Academy Player of the Year
The IV Northern Programme Club Merit Award
The Football League Family Excellence Award
Student Employer of the Year
LMA Performance of the Week
|Sheffield Wednesday||Sheffield Wednesday 5–2 Reading||Hillsborough Stadium||7 November 2013|||
|Sheffield Wednesday||Sheffield Wednesday 6–0 Leeds United||Hillsborough Stadium||11 January 2014|||
Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week
|3-9 Feb||Chris Maguire|||
|7-13 Apr||Lewis Buxton|||
The 72 Championship Team of the Week
|14 Dec||Glenn Loovens|||
|11 Jan||Réda Johnson, Kieran Lee, José Semedo|||
|1 Feb||Chris Maguire|||
|8 Feb||Miguel Llera|||
|22 Feb||Sam Hutchinson, Jérémy Hélan|||
|1 Mar||Glenn Loovens|||
|15 Mar||Caolan Lavery|||
League Football Education Goal of the Month
|February||Jack Stobbs||Chelsea U-18|||
Within the 2013–14 football campaign Sheffield Wednesday will feature on television highlight shows and programmes on both Sky Sports channels and the BBC particularly The Football League Show. The Owls will likely to feature on shows such as Soccer AM and Football Focus, along with Late Kick Off on various occasions throughout the season. With the Football League Championship's ever growing media coverage, the Owls will also likely to be seen, whether live or just highlights, in different countries across Europe and the Globe. Live matches in the UK of the Championship are all hosted by Sky Sports, but the Owls may feature live on other sports channels such as ESPN and even possibly ITV as they host coverage of the FA Cup, but will feature at least once on some of the FA Cup highlight shows. Sky Sports and ESPN host very few live matches of the Football League Cup, but the BBC host a Football League Cup highlight show, with again Wednesday will feature at least once in.
A day after the fixtures of the 2013–14 campaign were released, Sky Sports confirmed that it would be showing Sheffield Wednesday's third game of the season against Leeds United at Elland Road live on television, with the match being rearranged to a 12:15 kick-off on Saturday 17 August.
Another fixture was soon confirmed to be televised live by Sky Sports, this was the clash between Yorkshire rivals Wednesday and Huddersfield Town on 23 November at the newly arranged time of 12:15.
Similarly to last season, the Owls were chosen to feature live on Sky Sports for the game away to local rivals Barnsley, the game is now a 12:15 kick-off on 26 October 2013.
- "Hery agrees". www.rochdaleafc.co.uk. 2013-05-08.
- "Academy duo sign". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-05-01.
- "Obileye signs up". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-05-10.
- "Pre season details revealed". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-05-15.
- "New offers for Owls six". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-05-16.
- "Rangers clash confirmed". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-05-30.
- "Owls reveal Braga friendly". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-06-12.
- "Owls draw Millers". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-06-17.
- "Fixture list". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-06-19.
- "O'Grady signs for Barnsley". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-06-19.
- "White joins Bolton". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-06-24.
- "Bywater agrees Lions deal". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-06-24.
- "Prutton signs". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-06-25.
- "Owls nap up Maghoma". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-06-26.
- "Llera signs news deal". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-06-27.
- "Coke extends Owls stay". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-06-28.
- "Johnson pens new deal". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-04.
- "Lines leaves Owls". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-04.
- "Excellent workout". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-06.
- "Owls ease past Stockport". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-09.
- "Helan returns". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-12.
- "Helan on target". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-20.
- "Braga beat Wednesday". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-20.
- "Tigers stalemate". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-21.
- "Owls edge Rangers". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-24.
- "Euro striker signs". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-25.
- "Owls at the last". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-27.
- "Zayatte signs". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-02.
- "Mayor joins Bury". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-02.
- "Owls go down". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-04.
- "Floro deal confirmed". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-06.
- "Owls ousted". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-06.
- "Owls miss out". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-10.
- "Off the mark". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-17.
- "Owls seal Savic deal". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-23.
- "Owls denied". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-24.
- "Spence signs". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-31.
- "Owls pegged back". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-31.
- "Gardner blow". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-05.
- "Taylor joins Bees". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-10.
- "Owls frustrated". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-14.
- "Owls seal Johnson deal". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-16.
- "McPhail signs". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-19.
- "Lingard downs Owls". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-21.
- "Fryatt on board". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-27.
- "Rovers smash and grab". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-28.
- "Owls denied". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-10-01.
- "Gary Madine jailed for Sheffield nightclub attacks on fans". www.bbc.co.uk. 2013-10-04.
- "Owls held". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-10-05.
- "Arsenal talent joins Owls". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-10-15.
- "Owls held again". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-10-19.
- "Olofinjana signs". www.swfc.co.uk. 26 October 2013. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014.
- "All square". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-10-26.
- "Owls extend Fryatt deal". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-10-29.
- "Off the mark". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-11-02.
- "Elite round squad announced". www.thefa.com. 2013-05-02.
- "Boyz enter training camp". www.jamaicafootballfederation.com. 2013-05-18.
- "International call for Lavery". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-31.
- "Schafer names 25-man Boyz squad to face Panama". www.jamaicaobserver.com. 2013-09-04.
- "Matches: Benin 2:0 (1:0) Rwanda". www.fifa.com. 2013-09-08.
- "Matches: Egypt 4:2 (1:1) Guinea". www.fifa.com. 2013-09-10.
- "Jamaica call for JJ". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-26.
- "Young Owl in Ireland squad". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-10-08.
- "Lavery's international call". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-11-13.
- "Klinsmann Calls in 24 Players for Training Camp in Preparation for March 5 Match Against Ukraine in Cyprus". www.ussoccer.com. 2014-02-27.
- "Lavery in Ireland Under-21 squad". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-03-05.
- "Player Profile". www.swfc.co.uk. 2012-07-01.
- "Matchday live QPR". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-03.
- "Matchday live Rotherham". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-10.
- "Matchday live Boro". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-31.
- "Matchday live Brum". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-21.
- "Matchday live Huddersfield". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-11-23.
- "Matchday live Leicester". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-12-03.
- "Cherries on top". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-12-21.
- "Matchday live Burnley". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-01-18.
- "Owls v Barnsley team news". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-02-01.
- "Teams news in Wigan rearranged". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-02-11.
- "Team news in Derby home". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-02-18.
- "Report: Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Derby". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-02-18.
- "Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Bolton Wanderers". BBC Sport. 2014-04-26.
- "Lambin links up with Owls". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-08-12.
- "Loovens checks in". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-12-03.
- "International ace checks in". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-01-11.
- "Hery agrees". www.rochdaleafc.co.uk. 2013-05-11.
- "Fond farewell". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-02-13.
- "Swan signs". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-17.
- "Wickham signs". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-11-01.
- "Martinez extends". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-11-14.
- "Martinez stays". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-01-03.
- "Benik Afobe joins Sheffield Wednesday". www.swfc.co.uk. 30 January 2014. Archived from the original on 28 August 2014.
- "Oshilaja agrees Owls switch". www.swfc.co.uk. 7 February 2014. Archived from the original on 10 February 2014.
- "Gary Gardner joins Sheffield Wednesday". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-02-12.
- "Sheffield Wednesday sign Leon Best". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-02-14.
- "Chelsea stopper joins Owls". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-02-14.
- "Best extends". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-03-14.
- "Hutchinson stays". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-03-14.
- "Oshilaja extends". www.swfc.co.uk. 21 March 2014. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014.
- "Young Owl joins Hyde". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-13.
- "McKenzie moves". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-09-17.
- "Manny on the move". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-11-01.
- "Lavery loaned out". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-11-22.
- "Maguire joins Coventry". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-11-28.
- "Jameson joins Stalybridge". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-11-29.
- "Lavery extends Argyle loan". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-01-03.
- "Jameson joins Bantams". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-01-10.
- "Defender loaned out". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-01-16.
- "Dawson agrees Plymouth Argyle loan". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-02-07.
- "McCabe leaves on loan". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-03-17.
- "Wildsmith joins Alfreton". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-03-27.
- "Madine loaned out". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-03-27.
- "Prutton joins Sky Blues". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-03-27.
- "Dawson signs". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-04-22.
- "Buxton commits Wednesday". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-05-31.
- "Keeper signs new contract". www.thestar.co.uk. 2013-06-28.
- "Young Owl pens professional deal". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-11-19.
- "Olofinjana extends". www.swfc.co.uk. 28 November 2013. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014.
- "Loovens extends Owls deal". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-12-31.
- "McPhail extends". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-01-21.
- "Rising star". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-03-19.
- "Lavery signs new deal". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-03-21.
- "Delighted to sign". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-03-27.
- "Hillsborough: Matches delayed to mark anniversary". BBC Sport. 2014-04-12.
- "Champion!". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-03-17.
- "Palmer wins Wise Old Owls Award". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-04-16.
- "Owls star named Community Champion". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-04-30.
- "Wildsmith crowned academy Player of the Year". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-04-30.
- "Owls' matchday programme honoured". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-04-30.
- "Owls land Football League Family Excellence Award". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-05-08.
- "Top employability accolade for the Owls". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-06-02.
- "Owls win LMA award". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-11-07.
- "Owls land LMA award Leeds". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-01-16.
- "Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week 03/02/14 - 09/02/14". The Football League. 2014-02-10.
- "Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week 07/04/14 = 13/04/14". The Football League. 2014-04-14.
- "Team of the Week Championship 7". www.the72.co.uk. 2013-12-15.
- "Team of the Week Championship 10". www.the72.co.uk. 2014-01-13.
- "Team of the Week Championship 13". www.the72.co.uk. 2014-02-02.
- "Team of the Week Championship 14". www.the72.co.uk. 2014-02-09.
- "Team of the Week Championship 16". www.the72.co.uk. 2014-02-24.
- "Team of the Week Championship 17". www.the72.co.uk. 2014-03-01.
- "team of the Week Championship 20". www.the72.co.uk. 2014-03-17.
- "Stobbs wins Goal of the Month". www.swfc.co.uk. 2014-03-10.
- "Leeds v Owls on Sky". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-06-20.
- "Owls v Terriers on Sky". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-03.
- "Barnsley clash on Sky". www.swfc.co.uk. 2013-07-08.