In some ways, the September international break was well timed for Sheffield Wednesday as it allowed the club to complete their managerial search, and it gave new gaffer Garry Monk some time to get his feet under the table before he faced his first fixture.
Undoubtedly, he’d have liked longer to bed in at the club, but Sunday’s trip to the John Smith’s Stadium to face Huddersfield Town was always likely to be a tough one, especially as they had Danny Cowley looking to get off to winning ways as well.
Fortunately for us, Steven Fletcher got us off the mark ten minutes into the game, and as we kept the clean sheet, Sam Winall was able to add a second with just under 20 minutes remaining in the game to give Monk his first three points in the dugout.
Speaking to the BBC following the final whistle, our gaffer explained.
“Like any new manager you want to get off to the best possible start. There have been doubts about this squad and these players for the last couple of years, for whatever reason. I don’t know what’s gone before, but maybe this squad haven’t had enough belief to produce the quality we all know they have. But they’ve been great since I’ve come in. I’ve been really pleased with the response of the squad.”