Although a couple of players have made brief returns to the squad, it would be unwise to suggest they are at peak fitness levels having been sidelined for so long, something pre-season can overcome.
What excites me the most in preparation for next season is the hopeful return of Sheffield Wednesday’s spine in the starting XI, something Owls fans will be able shout about in due course.
You would expect that Westwood, Hutchinson, Lee, Forestieri and Hooper are all possibly guaranteed starters when at full fitness next term. Although now, a few of these players will be looking over shoulder at consistently improved performers such as Wildsmith, Joao and Nuhiu.
It would be a God send to see such players back in the mix. Forestieri and Hooper alone have fifty-eight league goals between them for the Owls. Westwood, Hutchinson and Lee all have a wealth of experience are top quality Championship players.
I’m sure Jos and the majority of his squad already have one eye on next season. Let’s put this campaign behind us and be hopeful that next term is one to remember.