Danny Batth admits Sheffield Wednesday loan was the best decision he's made

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The Wolverhampton Wanderers captain has revealed his fond memories of the Owls in Friday's Express & Star.

Should Jeremy Helan have an impact on Sheffield Wednesday's forthcoming play-off campaign, the Owls will have Wolverhampton Wanderers to thank.

Previously out of favour, the Frenchman was loaned to Wolves in February and started all but two of the club's matches during his time at Molineux, which came to an end when Wednesday's Joe Bennett was ruled out last month.

But Wednesday's debt of gratitude would be a repayment itself, following the success of Wolves' captain Danny Batth at Hillsborough.

The 25-year-old was loaned to the Owls towards the back end of the 2010-11 campaign and returned that summer to play a key role in the Yorkshire side's promotion as League One runners up.

But Wednesday's ascent coincided with Wolves' descent and Batth found himself needed back at Molineux, where a second straight demotion loomed.

Since then the Black Country native has been a near ever-present for his boyhood team, who've fought their way back to the Championship's middle reaches.

And Batth cites his Owls loan as the catalyst to his own success.

"That was probably the best decision I made, going on loan there," he told the Express & Star.

"It’s a fantastic club with great people and they gave me the playing time I needed, at the time."

Wednesday travel to Molineux for Saturday's season finale, having already secured their place in the Championship play-offs.

And with Wolves long since removed from promotion contention, Batth has passed on his best wishes to Carlos Carvalhal's team.

"I’ll be hoping they go up, but in terms on Saturday it’s Wolves through and through for me," he added.

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