Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Andy Hinchcliffe has said his former side will need a ‘superhuman effort’ to avoid relegation to League One.
The Owls currently sit in 23rd place in the Championship with only newly promoted Wycombe Wanderers below them. Darren Moore’s men are within striking distance of Lee Bowyer’s Birmingham City though with just a six-point deficit to overhaul with a game in hand over the Blues.
Moore’s side have recently seen an upturn in form having gained four points from their last two games including a surprising win away at high-flying Barnsley.
The Owls however face a tough away fixture on Good Friday as they travel away to a Watford side who have won nine of their last 10 games in the league and currently sit in second place.
Hinchcliffe, who appeared over 80 times for the Owls, believes it is going to take a monumental effort to see his former side remain in the league.
The former England international was speaking on the latest episode of Sky Sports’ EFL Podcast, the now commentator said; “I was really starting to get my hopes up after that win over Barnsley. But then I saw that they’ve got Watford and Cardiff in their next two matches.
“It’s going to take a superhuman effort. It looks like Darren Moore has got them playing a bit more for themselves, and also for him.”
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The former full-back also went on to indicate how a lack of goals has been costly to the struggles the club currently face and believes Jordan Rhodes needed to do more.
“They’ve struggled in every department but certainly scoring goals was a major problem. They needed Jordan Rhodes to start knocking them in and he’s started to do that.
“But the next two games absolutely critical.
“You don’t want to be playing Watford at any time, certainly not away from home. All they can do is focus on that.
“Those next two are really tough, regardless of how well they’re playing.”
A six-point gap to Birmingham seems a reasonable challenge to hunt down, but when you look at Sheffield Wednesday’s remaining games which include the likes of Watford and Cardiff it’s not going to be straight forward.
As well as that, the team who sit above them, in the final relegation spot, Rotherham have three games in hand over the Owls. The Millers have also started to find form towards the end of the season winning two of their last three games.
Darren Moore has it all to do if he is going to drag Wednesday out of the bottom three.