AHEAD of Saturday’s trip to Hillsborough, Marc Iles caught up with Dom Howson from Yorkshire Live to get the lowdown on Sheffield Wednesday.

Ian Evatt’s men enter the game on the back of a 4-1 win against Liverpool Under-21s in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday night.

The Whites sit seventh in the league table and could climb into the play-off places with a win against Darren Moore’s men.

What have you made of the Owls’ start to the campaign?

It has been a missed opportunity really. There is that element of disappointment – after four matches they were top of the table and unbeaten, there was a lot of positivity. They signed 14 players over the summer and most have got Championship experience or have been top players in League One.

Since then, one win in six. Moore doesn’t know his best team, he has chopped and changed a lot. I think the mood has definitely changed so there is a lot of pressure going into Saturday. They need a win really.

And what’s the ownership situation like at Hillsborough?

The owner, Dejphon Chansiri, came under a lot of criticism when they dropped out of the Championship, but in fairness he has backed the manager. He has given him the tools to do well this season. There was a general feeling that Moore was the right man to take the club forward. He has League One experience with Doncaster, he did a good job there.

But right now he has got a relegation on his CV and expectations to be challenging in the promotion race. It’s a delicate situation – the positivity from the start of the season is beginning to turn, which is why Wednesday need to get back on track as soon as possible.

Kieran Lee has been in great form lately. What did fans think of him at Hillsborough?

Fans have been keeping an eye on his progress since he joined Bolton. He was well loved and respected – just a really underrated player. He was a big part of the side that reached back-to-back play-offs under Carlos Carvalhal. For a midfielder, he just had a bit of everything. He was box-to-box, high energy and had quality on the ball.

Even though he is in his thirties and maybe entering the twilight of his career, he looks like he still has that ability to ghost into the penalty area and pop up with the odd goal. He was a brilliant servant for Wednesday and his time there only came to an end when injuries started to catch up with him. He will get some reaction from the fans.

And what about another ex-Wednesday player, Elias Kachunga?

I have to say Kachunga will go down as one of Wednesday’s biggest transfer flops in recent times unfortunately. He scored his only goal pretty early on, away at Rochdale in the cup. He was unfortunate with the manager merry-go-round at the club that he never got a regular run in the side.

Wednesday played him up front with his back to goal, just nowhere near as effective as he is on the right. He made a lot of substitute appearances but didn’t really deliver much at Hillsborough, it has to be said.

And finally, what’s your score prediction?

Bolton have had an excellent start and have some really good players, but I’ve got to go with Wednesday. It will be the biggest crowd of the season and I expect them to turn up and perform. I’ll go 2-1.