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Pundit View: Prutton thinks Sheffield Wednesday have too much to do in race for promotion

Speaking to Sky Sports, pundit and former footballer David Prutton has given his assessment of Sheffield Wednesday’s play-off hopes and their chances of getting a result against Leeds this weekend.

What’s he said?

A 3-0 win for Sheffield Wednesday in midweek kept alive the club’s slim hopes of making the Championship play-offs at the end of the season.

After a shambolic start to the season under Jos Luhukay, the club have bounced back in some fashion under Steve Bruce.

However, going into a clash with Leeds on Saturday, it’s becoming more evident that they may have left their charge to the play-offs too late.

Giving his predictions for the key games in the EFL this weekend, Prutton told Sky Sports:

“Sheffield Wednesday have probably left a little bit too much to do to reach the play-offs, but if they keep winning games you never know. I can’t see them getting anything from Elland Road, though.”

Too little too late

Wednesday have been terrific under Bruce since he arrived but sitting six points off Bristol City who occupy the final play-off spot, it would take quite something for them to have any chance of going up.

However, the fact they have even have a slim opportunity is indicative of the sheer turnaround Bruce has been able to achieve.

It makes you wonder what the club might have been able to make of their season had they sacked Luhukay earlier.

Given their position in the table now, a period in the season where they only won one match in ten games has become even more telling.

The Owls were in relegation form before Christmas but had they been able to pick up even just a few more points here and there during that run, it might have seen them in the play-offs now.

As it happens, Bruce still has plenty of work to do but there will be hope for next season providing the 58-year-old can replicate what he’s done this term.