Speaking to BT Sports’ ‘What I Wore’ series, Jamie Vardy has underlined his pride at playing for Sheffield Wednesday at youth level, though things never really worked for him there at senior level.
The Owls are mid-table in the Sky Bet Championship after an inconsistent season and it seems hard to find a case for them to aim for anything but a finish around that area if the campaign resumes.
Certainly, once the next transfer window is open for business, the plan will be to assess the areas of the squad that need work and Garry Monk will be tasked with doing exactly that.
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How, then, he’d love to be able to call on a former Owls youth player in Vardy who is still excelling at the highest level and challenging for the Golden Boot in the Premier League.
The Leicester man surely won’t be being given up by the Foxes any time soon, though, and so perhaps the closest he’s going to get to a Wednesday shirt for now is via this series.
He revealed what it was like to don the blue and white stripes when at the club:
“It meant everything to me, being a Wednesday fan.
“That’s all I thought I was going to be back then, I thought I was going to be a Sheffield Wednesday player. It didn’t work out that way, things take their own route for a reason and it was a setback which I had to use to better myself.”
💙 Growing up Wednesday
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🦊 Leicester's miracle season
Very few players have had a career quite like @vardy7 🙌
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 6, 2020
Of course, Vardy’s trip to the top of the game is well documented and at one point in his career he might have felt as though he was only going to be playing non-league football.
It’s well known what has happened since, though, but it remains clear that he still holds the Owls close to his heart.