Steve Bruce made his Hillsborough bow on Saturday afternoon but he was unable to make it two wins from two as Sheffield Wednesday drew 0-0 with Reading.
A home clash against the Royals offered Bruce a decent opportunity to build upon the victory over Ipswich last weekend, and the new manager has reason to feel disappointed after Adam Reach spurned a glorious opportunity to get the three points in the dying embers of the game.
There were positives for the manager to take from the fixture, though, as another sturdy defensive performance provided the foundations for the result, with Michael Hector continuing to impress at the heart of the defensive unit.
The 26-year-old has established himself as a popular figure in Sheffield this season, and another exemplary performance on Saturday only enhanced his reputation.
Hector posted a message to the supporters on his Twitter account on Sunday afternoon, revealing that he felt his side deserved the victory before turning attention towards the Tuesday night clash with Millwall.
We deserved the win yesterday
But it wasn’t to be good to see some familiar faces on and off the pitch
Back to back clean sheets
We go again Tuesday night at The Den pic.twitter.com/s68guLXLEu
— Michael Hector (@Big_Hec35) February 10, 2019
In response to the post, the Wednesday fans turned out in their numbers to heap praise on the firm fan-favourite for his performance and also called for his temporary deal to be made permanent in the summer.
Here’s what the Sheffield Wednesday fans had to say in response to Hector’s Twitter post:
sign on hec u know it makes sense pal
— Sheridans sox (@craigfox59) February 10, 2019
I just hope you stay with us, you’re quality.
— Chris McDonagh (@CJMcDonagh1867) February 10, 2019
Outstanding again big man
— Robert Bradshaw (@RobertBradshaw5) February 11, 2019
You were immense big man, keep up the good work #wawaw
— Gareth (@SWFC4EVA81) February 11, 2019
Think you are joining our legends club
— Tracy M (@TracyMI5) February 10, 2019
— ryan walker (@walker_ryanswfc) February 10, 2019
@Big_Hec35 please sign permanent pal…were insane again on Saturday
— email@example.com (@zakswfc99) February 11, 2019
Please sign love you x
— Daniel (@DJisatwit) February 10, 2019