January rolled around in the 2014/15 season and Sheffield Wednesday looked all set for another season of mid-table mediocrity.
Hopes had been high at the start of the campaign amongst the fans that a significant improvement would be seen on the previous season’s 16th place finish.
It was not looking like that would be the case, however. Results were solid but far from spectacular with just four wins in their first 18 matches.
Any hopes of scraping into promotion contention surely rested on the January transfer window.
But aside from young Liverpool midfielder Will Marsh arriving on loan, it was a worryingly quiet window.
On February 2, however, a loan was brought in who looked familiar to the fans.
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— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) February 2, 2015
That man was Lewis McGugan, who joined from Watford initially until the end of the season, and it is safe to say the fans were delighted with the midfielder’s arrival.
— Duffy (@Duffy9057) February 2, 2015
— kerry????• (@kerryswfcx) February 2, 2015
@swfc Great news, welcome back Lewis! Hope it's with a view to a permanent deal!!
— Stace Mason (@StaceOwlWTID) February 2, 2015
Sadly his impact was not to be to the desired to scale of these Wednesday fans.
That is not to say he was bad by any means, as the midfielder scored two in two games early on in his spell against Derby and Millwall before bagging three weeks later against Blackpool as well.
A few more assists followed in the rest of the campaign, but that was largely it as far as the former Nottingham Forest man’s impact went.
He was never going to be enough to squeeze the Owls into the top six and they finished in a mediocre 13th place.