Former Sheffield Wednesday star Carlton Palmer has urged patience from the club’s fans and believes they will challenge for automatic promotion this season ahead of their clash with Oxford United on Saturday.
Darren Moore’s side are attempting to return to the Championship after last season’s relegation from the second-tier.
They embarked on an aggressive summer of recruitment and the team have still yet to truly settle given the amount of new arrivals.
Wednesday are currently ninth in League One, having won four games, drawn three, and lost to both Morecambe and Plymouth Argyle.
They are subsequently seven points off leaders Sunderland and four behind second-placed Wigan Athletic, although they do have a game in hand.
Nevertheless, Palmer insists that the club will eventually get back to the top end of the table and believes they are in a good spot ahead of the rest of the campaign.
Palmer, who played for the club between 1989 and 1994, before returning on loan in 2001, said: “People have just got to be patient. Everyone wants Rome built in a day, it doesn’t happen.
“Darren’s brought in a lot of players, yes they hit the ground running and perhaps people’s expectations were they were going to run away with the league, everybody’s just got to calm down a little bit, settle down.
“They’re in a good position in the table, what matters is where you are around Christmas. They’re in a good position and I have no doubt that Darren Moore’s team will be challenging for automatic promotion come the end of the season.”