FREEDMAN’S HANDS ARE TIED YET AGAIN
THAT’S how you end a slump. Set for a tilt at the top two in mid-February, a ropey run of form had the Owls fretting over a place in the top six.
But with class acts like Barry Bannan and Fernando Forestieri ably supported by unsung heroes like Kieran Lee, a return to swashbuckling style was always a matter of time. The performance of Aiden McGeady, too, is hugely heartening.
All the pent-up frustration of defeats to Rotherham and Preston were taken out on poor Forest, who – with little to play for – meekly accepted the role of punchbag.
The fury of their supporters was palpable but you have to feel sorry for Dougie Freedman. His hands are thoroughly tied and it’s doubtful any manager could have used these players – in any system – to get a result. Wednesday were superior in every way. The Scot has done his best with limited resources – both here and at Bolton – and deserves a chance to attack next season with a full compliment of players.