The New Faces At Sincil Bank Next Season

Sheffield Wednesday – Relegated from the Championship

Ground: Hillsborough

Capacity: 34,854

Manager: Darren Moore

First Time We Met: 14/10/1899, Division Two, Lincoln 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday (Hartley)

Last Time We Met: 24/11/1979, FA Cup First Round, Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Lincoln

Biggest Win: 26/02/1949, Division Two, Lincoln 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday ( Grummett, Windsor, Dodds), and 18/03/1978, Division Three, Lincoln 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Harford, Wigginton, Jones)

Heaviest Defeat: 26/11/1958, Division Two, Sheffield Wednesday 7-0 Lincoln

Overall Record: Wins 2, Draws 5, Defeats 8

 

Credit Graham Burrell

This is a big game for City, one we haven’t had in my time supporting City. In fact, as recently as 2018/19, they were seen as a big pre-season friendly, the prestige game that drew big crowds. Just because they’re a big name, don’t expect them to challenge – I’ve spoken to a few Owls’ fans recently and they’re not hopeful at all.

Some players are thought to be close to quitting due to unpaid wages and there’s a feeling they could be another Bolton Wanderers circa 2019/20, rather than a Hull City from 2020/21.