Sheffield Wednesday season predictions: New boss needs to find feet fast

Sheffield Wednesday fans may be apprehensive ahead of the new Championship campaign as a new manager takes the hot seat.

After a summer of upheaval, Sheffield Wednesday kick off their season against Bristol City and will be hoping to show more attacking intent than last season.

Stuart Gray became frustrated by a lack of goals last term, which cost the Owls, but it remains to be seen how new head coach Carlos Carvalhal impacts the squad.

Prediction: 12th.

Freddie Shires: New boss Carlos Carvalhal hasn’t held a management job for three years and it will show.

Damien Lucas: Started the season as 13/2 outsiders for promotion and nearly made for a good bet but could not quite sneak into the play-off places.

Mathew Nash: The Owls have made a mistake in their managerial change. Expect another at some point this season.

Che Thomas: With a sudden rush of money, Wednesday should continue moving in the right direction next season, although as with Brentford, new boss Carlos Carvalhal will have to find his feet fast in the Championship.

Stephen Pickering: Owls fans will be hoping for a better season under their new ambitious owner, Dejphon Chansiri, but it could be a steep learning curve for their new players and manager. A top half finish should be the aim, but it won’t be an easy task. Key player: Tom Lees

Tim Poole: The same applies for Wednesday, who have taken a risk with their summer managerial appointment.

Billy Hawkins: A strong summer will see them fight for Premier League football with ease

Our writers were asked to predict the outcome of next season's Championship campaign. We accumulated their rankings (24 points for first place, 1 for 24th, etc), and created a predicted 2015-16 league table.


Derby County

Hull City




Ipswich Town

Blackburn Rovers

Leeds United



Sheffield Wednesday

Bristol City

Nottingham Forest


Bolton Wanderers

Birmingham City

Cardiff City

Charlton Athletic


MK Dons


Huddersfield Town

Preston North End

Rotherham United

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