Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in their opening three games of this League One season, securing seven points in the process.
The Owls sit in fourth place after last night’s 1-0 victory over Fleetwood Town, and Darren Moore’s side are yet to concede a goal.
13 players have arrived at Hillsborough this summer, as The Owls try to mount a serious promotion push and bring Championship football straight back to the club’s fans.
Moore has seemingly tried to strike a balance between youthful talent and experience amongst his arrivals, with there appearing to be a common factor of recruiting Championship outcasts.
One player who has joined in the summer and fits the bill of an out of favour second-tier player is Lee Gregory – the man who proved to be the match-winner last night.
The former Millwall striker’s 15th minute opener was his first of the season, and he spoke to The Star after last night’s clash:
“The main target is promotion,” Gregory said. “Anything else is failure.
“We’re not here to make up the numbers in the league, we’re here to win the league.
“It’s a talented group and we’ve been driving each other to drive the standards up. Hopefully that keeps us going.
“It takes resilience [League One]. Week-in, week-out, and different games every time. You’re not going to be ‘playing football’ every week, you have to fight, you have to grind.”
Sheffield Wednesday have made some excellent additions at League One level. The arrivals of Lewis Wing, Marvin Johnson, and Gregory himself are players who quite easily could still be operating at second-tier level.
The squad have seemed to gel well, despite adding 13 players to it, and they are showing plenty of early promise.
The Owls have also managed to keep hold of Barry Bannan and Josh Windass thus far – two key players for the club if they are to get promoted.
Tougher tests will follow, however. League One is a very competitive division this time out and they will need to be at it for the vast majority of the 46 games this season.