Dean Windass has exclusively told Football FanCast that he still believes his former side Sheffield Wednesday can get themselves out of trouble.
The Owls ended their seven-match losing run in the Championship by drawing with Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town on Wednesday evening, although Birmingham’s victory over Reading left Darren Moore’s team eight points from safety and in serious trouble.
Wednesday face another Yorkshire derby at highflying Barnsley on Saturday, and are still looking for their first win under new manager Moore – with the former Doncaster boss collecting just one point from his first three games.
Windass himself was involved in a relegation battle during his first season back at Hull City, and thinks that one victory could be the catalyst for Wednesday to put a run of wins together.
His Tigers side ended up surviving on the penultimate day of the campaign – with Windass’ winning goal at Cardiff City securing their Championship status back in 2007.
He told Football FanCast:
“There’s still a lot of points to play for, and I know the Championship really well in a sense of being at the bottom of the league with Hull when we survived. And you go on a two or three-game winning run, and it’s easy to say that, but there’s a lot of games to play for.
“In Josh’s opinion, they’ve got the players in the changing room that can win football matches. Darren has got to stamp his authority on how he wants to play, what system he wants to play.
“They have got Barnsley on Saturday and Josh thinks there is enough points on the board that they can get out of it.”