Date: 25th November 2008 at 1:23pm
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Wednesday have responded to decreasing crowds inside Hillsborough by offering a number of offers on forthcoming games to try and gets fans back to S6.

Attendances inside Hillsborough, the Steel City derby aside, have been their lowest in years, with Saturday’s crowd of just over 16,100 to see the Owls lose to Coventry the lowest league gate for over six years.

Despite Wednesday making one of their best starts to a league campaign in recent seasons, the rise in ticket costs together with the credit crunch and the lack of a takeover at Wednesday has taken its toll.

But although the club takes its fair amount of critisicm, they’ve responded by adding to the offers already in place – kids for a quid against Norwich on Saturday and Blackpool on Boxing Day.

A family ticket can now be purchased for the Reading game early next year at a price of just £25 for two adults and two children, while season ticket holders can ‘bring a friend for a fiver’ to the clash at home to Crystal Palace.

And Laws is hoping the offers can help pay off for the team on the pitch, as well as the coffers off it.

‘The morale of our supporters is pretty low and we needed to give something back,’ he told the Yorkshire Post.

‘This offers light at the end of the tunnel.

‘I won’t use falling gates as an excuse for our results but bigger gates do get the best out of players,’ he added.

‘Our supporters needed help financially and these are positive moves designed to encourage people back.’