Ex-Sheffield Wednesday star Chris Lines waxes lyrical on the club

The midfielder has recently joined Bristol Rovers on loan until the end of the season.

Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Chris Lines has been on the move this week. The 29-year-old midfielder has dropped into non-league football by beginning a loan spell at his former club Bristol Rovers. The Bristolian spent nine years with The Pirates, before joining Wednesday in 2011.

Nowadays he is with Port Vale where he has recently been struggling for first-team football, so he has returned to his old club, who are fighting for the Conference title, on loan until the end of the season.

After joining for the club he spoke to The Bristol Post about his switch. When doing so he had some kind words to say about his former club Sheffield Wednesday.

Lines stated:

“I got promoted in my first season at Sheffield Wednesday and played every game. Sheffield Wednesday is one of the biggest clubs in England and it was an unbelievable experience to play there. You don’t realise how big a club it is until you go to Hillsborough and take in all the history.

“It took me a while to get used to playing in front of 20,000, but it was certainly the best season of my career."

Lines was indeed a regular in the Sheffield Wednesday team that won promotion from League One in 2011-12. However, that promotion was something of a poisoned chalice. The move to the Championship proved too big a step up for the player and soon enough he was out of the first team at Wednesday, and later moved on to join Port Vale.

But it is certainly good to hear just how much he appreciated Sheffield Wednesday during his time at the club.

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