clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Three Questions: Sheffield Wednesday Preview with Joe Crann

Joe Crann is a soccer journalist and Sheffield Wednesday supporter. He sat down with us to answer a few questions leading up to Fulham hosting the historic club this weekend.

Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Cottagers Confidential: Sheffield Wednesday have traditionally been a big club with a fairly large stadium. It's been a long time since they were really relevant however. Is there any chance the club gets back to where it was, or have they reached they settled in a position that they're likely to stay in?

Joe Crann: It's definitely been a long time, the last time we won a trophy I was 1-year-old, I think that says a lot! Haha. I think that one day we can get back to where we were, back in the Premier League. The fanbase and stadium is there, we've also got a good chairman now in Mandaric who actually seems to care about the club which is nice. I think maybe in the next five years we can genuinely start challenging for Championship promotion.

CC: If you could choose one player from the Fulham squad to take, who would it be and why?

JC: I think I'd probably go with Rodallega. I've always liked him since he came to England and he's been pretty sharp in front of goal for you this season, something that our boys seem to be lacking a little bit.

CC: Tell me about Stuart Gray. What kind of style should we expect to see on Saturday?

JC: Gray is quite an interesting manager. He really turned things around for us last year and he seems to have a really good relationship with the players. We've played some pretty enterprising stuff this year but have really struggled in front of goal. We are five games unbeaten away from home though, and if our strikers find their feet then I think we could really push on. Don't expect too many goals on Saturday!

CC: Predicted lineup and result?

JC: Westwood; Palmer, Lees, Loovens, Helan; Maguire, Drenthe, McGugan, Drenthe; May, Nuhiu.

I'll go 1-1 on final score!