Bullen hails Wednesday spirit

Sheffield Wednesday assistant coach Lee Bullen believes a strong team spirit could help the Owls overcome having a small squad and punch above their weight in the Sky Bet Championship this season.

Last Updated: 22/07/14 at 16:29 Post Comment

Sheffield Wednesday skipper Glenn Loovens

Sheffield Wednesday skipper Glenn Loovens

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Wednesday made minor progress last term when finishing 16th in the table, two places higher than the previous campaign, and Bullen insists preparations have been going well ahead of the new term.

Conditions have been tough on a pre-season trip to Slovenia, but Stuart Gray's side have dug deep as the build-up continues towards their opening league game at Brighton on August 9.

Bullen told Wednesday Player: "We've got a very small squad at the moment, as everyone knows, but the sort of siege mentality that's building amongst them is fantastic. As coaching staff, it's probably the most important part of your team.

"We're probably a few players short of making a push next season, but the group we have and the spirit they are producing is going to stand us in really good stead. There's going to be ups and downs this season, we know that, but if you've got a tight-knit group, it saves you a lot of hassles.

"The year we got promoted when I was a player, we didn't have the biggest or best squad, but we had team spirit and I can see a lot of similarities with this group. After training, they are going home and having coffee together and there's a real group spirit."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Premier League: Daniel Sturridge sure Steven Gerrard will manage Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge is convinced Steven Gerrard will eventually return to Anfield as Liverpool manager.

Stoke give Leicester City permission to speak to defender Huth

Stoke City have given Leicester City permission to speak to Robert Huth about a possible loan deal.

FA back Prince Ali to stand against Blatter for FIFA presidency

The Football Association has formally nominated Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company