In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Hull City marksman Dean Windass has revealed what his son, Josh Windass, has told him about the current Sheffield Wednesday squad as they battle to stave off relegation this season.
The Owls were slapped with a 12-point deduction in the summer (since reduced to just six points) following the sale of Hillsborough Stadium to owner Dejphon Chansiri.
And after a poor start to the campaign, the Thai businessman pulled the trigger on Garry Monk after over a year in charge.
Ex-Stoke City and West Brom boss Tony Pulis soon replaced him, but the Yorkshiremen have managed to win just one game under the 62-year-old since he was appointed last month.
Windass’ son Josh is currently their top goalscorer with three goals from 15 starts, as per WhoScored, and he has claimed that they’ve got a good enough squad to beat the drop this term…
Dean revealed to FFC:
“Josh thinks so. Josh says they’ve got a good squad.
“They shouldn’t be down there. The 12-point deduction killed them at the start of the season. [The] confidence is quite low when it’s like that but that’s just the way it went.
“Josh has said they’re a good side, you know when they’re on their day.”
Wednesday will be looking to build on their 1-0 victory over Coventry when they head to Blackburn Rovers on Boxing Day, a side that has won just once in their last five league outings.
The win on Saturday moved the Owls off the bottom of the Championship table on goal difference, though it still leaves them four points from safety after 20 matches with both teams in front of them having an extra game to play.
Without the deduction, Pulis’ men would be 20th – safe, but by no means comfortable.
Only time will tell on whether Windass’ words will ring true.
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