Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Jon Newsome has admitted that he could see the club’s relegation from the Sky Bet Championship coming, during an exclusive interview with Football League World.
The Owls suffered relegation down to Sky Bet League One on the final day of their Championship campaign as they could only draw 3-3 away at Derby County in a game that they had to win to stand any chance of remaining in the second tier.
Darren Moore’s side struggled for any real consistency throughout the entire season and were largely hampered by a points deduction that saw them start the campaign with a minus deficit to eat up.
Ultimately Wednesday couldn’t turn their fortunes round as the games continued to run out and in the end the club went through four different managers this term, with Garry Monk, Tony Pulis and Neil Thompson all taking the reins before Moore’s arrival from Doncaster Rovers.
Now, Newsome has offered his thoughts on his old side’s demise during a recent interview with FLW:
“My immediate reaction was obviously disappointment. It was gut wrenching really.
“But in all honesty you could see it coming. And the fact that they took it to the last game of the season shows that they were very fortunate.
“I thought they had a chance on that final day and with them being 3-2 up with 20 minutes to go, you have to see that game out. And I think it epitomised the football team and the club at the moment that they were unable to do that.
“And people say that the league table never lies and you look at that table and Sheffield Wednesday finished bottom of the league. So yeah, a really massive disappointment for me.”
Wednesday finished the campaign with just 12 wins to their name from a possible 46 and will be looking to bounce back to the Championship at the first time of asking next term in League One.