By Reginaldo Rosario
Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Ross Wallace believes a win against table-toppers Hull City will be a massive boost to the Owls’ promotion hopes.
The Owls currently sit sixth in the Championship table, eight points behind second-placed Burnley in the automatic promotion places. A win will put them above Derby in fifth on goal difference.
The 30-year-old, who has been a constant presence in the Owls side this season, thinks that taking all three points away from the KC Stadium will bring a massive confidence boost to everyone at Hillsborough.
In the pre-match press conference, he said: “They’re a good side, they’ve got good players and they’ve done really well this year. They were always going to be in contention come the end of the season in my eyes. It’s going to be a tough game but we’re playing some good stuff and we’re looking forward to it.
He continued: “It would be massive boost for us if we manage to get a win against them. It would be fantastic for us and it would give the boys a massive lift. Winning breeds confidence and we’re going there for the win.”
The left-winger says that winning games against an opponent of Hull’s calibre is crucial for the Owls to continue their push for promotion to the Premier League this season.
He said: “We need to start picking up results against these teams, especially come the end of the season, these are games we have to go for.
“It’s hard to pick up wins in this league, especially in the top six, it’s about when you get your chances you’ve got to make sure you take them. They’re a real strong team in this league. If you want to get promoted, I think you’re going have to finish near them.”
Wallace also believes that Fernando Forestieri’s return will be a major boost to the team.
The Italian striker was suspended for the Owls’ 1-1 draw against QPR on Tuesday, and the Scotsman believes that the 26-year-old will be itching to prove a point against the Tigers.
“He’s been fantastic for us this season. Obviously we were disappointed to not have him last game, but there was no one more disappointed than Fernando himself. He’ll be itching to get back and full of enthusiasm and energy, ready to get going again,” he said.