Boss reflects on news of Capital One Cup first round draw.
Manager Adam Murray believes our Capital One Cup first round tie against Sheffield Wednesday will be an exciting occasion for everybody.
News filtered through to One Call Stadium this morning that our team will visit Hillsborough in August, for a game which could be the first home match for the new Sheffield Wednesday manager.
The Owls, who finished 13th in the Sky Bet Championship, are looking for a new boss after making the surprise decision to part company with Stuart Gray only last week.
“It’s a good tie for us and a big game,” said our boss. “We’re all looking forward to it. It’s nice to play against a big club so early on in the season and it’ll be good to gage ourselves against them.
“They’re a huge club who probably haven’t reached their potential over the last few years. They have a great stadium, excellent fans and it’ll be a good game for us to go into.”
Murray continued: “We faced one of the Sheffield teams last year and it was a good occasion, so we’ll be looking to go and make our mark on the game and try and progress in the competition.
“I think it’ll be exciting. If it does work out that it’ll be their new manager’s first home game then I imagine there’ll be a big crowd and it’ll create a good atmosphere for our boys.”
He added: “Going into the new season it’s another game where we can look forward to and go and express ourselves with all the pressure being on them.”