Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce brings his first (not quite full) season to an end as we welcome Queens Park Rangers to Hillsborough for our final Championship clash of 2018/19.
With good and solid form giving rise to plenty of optimism for his first full season in charge, the aim was to take another three points and continue our momentum given how big a summer we now face.
It was an uncharacteristically bad day though and we fell behind in the 28th minute. Despite having more possession we struggled to get any real efforts on target and with the third penalty of the game, Michael Hector did look to have won us a point as he scored from 12 yards, but QPR found a winner three minutes into stoppage-time.
The talking point will be the penalties but goalkeeper Keiren Westwood certainly showed his worth in the match.
Speaking to the BBC following the game, Bruce said of our efforts.
“It was a lacklustre, end-of-season game, a bit like a friendly. And, when you don’t get the basics right, you get punished. Overall they’ve done very well, but it’s been taken away from us. We’ve had an OK three months and now we have a big summer ahead of us. We have four loans and eight or nine out of contract. There’s big scope here but we need some fresh faces. We want to keep Kieran Lee here, I can confirm that. With a good pre-season under his belt, let’s see if we can get him back to the player we know he is.”