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Sheffield Wednesday: Why Steven Fletcher loves playing alongside Owls star Gary Hooper

Scotland international Steven Fletcher has conceded he loves playing alongside Owls teammate Gary Hooper.

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Tom Lees

Sheffield Wednesday: Tom Lees hopes his injury troubles are behind him

Tom Lees has been forced to endure two frustrating watching briefs over the last two seasons.

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James Wilson impressed at MK Dons: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Blades battle on after being bitten by the bug

Several members of Sheffield United’s title-winning squad have been battling illness during the closing stages of the League One season, Alan Knill has revealed.

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Ched Evans playing against Sheffield United earlier this season

Sheffield United: Angry Blades will not discuss striker situation before this weekend’s game

Sheffield United will refuse to discuss Ched Evans’ potential return to Bramall Lane before Sunday’s meeting with the centre-forward’s club Chesterfield.

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‘May the Forza be with all in the famous Garibaldi!’

They may not have put more than 100 million pounds into Nottingham Forest but their input can only be described as priceless. They, my friends, are Forza Garibaldi!

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Worksop Town FC ground, Sandy Lane, Worksop.

Clark sees ‘opportunity to move forward’ as Tigers launch membership scheme

Worksop Town will launch the 1861 membership scheme for the 2017/18 season tomorrow and have a ‘great opportunity’ to move forward according to their owner.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

RUMOUR MILL: Mourinho tells De Gea he can leave Old Trafford | Lyon want Martial on loan | Oxlade-Chamberlain set to be offered a £100,000-a-week deal | Stoke to swoop for Malaga striker | Liverpool to smash transfer record to lure Van Dijk | James wants Manchester United switch

Here are today’s rumours from the world of football.

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From left to right: Dean Ramsdale, Steven Haslam and Neil Thompson

Sheffield Wednesday: Date set for Owls Under-23s Professional Development League semi-final clash with Millwall

Sheffield Wednesday’s Under-23s will host Millwall in the semi-finals of the Professional Development League on Monday, May 8.

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Jack O'Connell is a Championship quality player, says Chris Wilder: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Title-winners already have Championship class

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, is adamant he already has the core of a squad capable of competiting at Championship level next season.

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Chris Wilder will take the same approach next season: Jamie Tyerman/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Why reaching the Championship will not change Chris Wilder’s approach

Eleven months ago, when Chris Wilder first began plotting his Bramall Lane revolution, he vowed Sheffield United would no longer be taken for a ride.

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Chris Basham has impressed Chris Wilder

Sheffield United: Will there be a surprise star at Bramall Lane next season

Despite backing his squad to prove their Championship credentials next season, Chris Wilder has warned he will show no mercy if results begin to go awry.

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Challenge Cup retained by Greendale at Sandy Lane

Greendale Oak retained the Challenge Cup after finally wearing down Division Two Todwick Villa in extra-time.

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Tom Lees

Sheffield Wednesday: Tom Lees calls on Owls to finish strongly

Tom Lees insists the Owls are prepared to sacrifice equalling a club-record of clean sheets in a single league campaign if it means they confirm a Championship play-off spot.

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Carlos Carvalhal, left, and Lee Bullen

Sheffield Wednesday: It is hard for Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal to select his matchday squad, says coach Lee Bullen

The hardest part of Carlos Carvalhal’s job right now is choosing his 18-man squad for every match, according to Wednesday coach Lee Bullen.

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SLIDESHOW: Tigers bounce back from run of defeats with three goals and a point

Worksop Town boss Jon Kennedy was impressed with his side’s fighting spirit as they earned a 3-3 Northern Counties East League Premier Division draw at home against Maltby Main to end a run of four defeats.

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Gary Rowett

Sheffield Wednesday: Rival boss Gary Rowett tips Owls to blossom in Championship play-offs

Derby County boss Gary Rowett has backed the Owls to shine in the Championship play-offs.

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ALL the latest football transfers and rumours

RUMOUR MILL: Man City in pole position for Mendy | United show most interest over Griezmann | Sanchez set to remain with Arsenal

Today’s rumour mill suggests Manchester City are in pole position to pick up a star.

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Dave Jones

Sheffield Wednesday: Ex-Owls boss Dave Jones leaves Hartlepool United role

Dave Jones has left his role as boss of League Two strugglers Hartlepool United by mutual consent, it has been confirmed today.

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Keiren Westwood

Sheffield Wednesday: Owls keeper Keiren Westwood ‘the best in the league’

Owls coach Lee Bullen has paid tribute to Keiren Westwood, describing the Republic of Ireland international as the best goalkeeper in the Championship.

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OPINION: A perfect response from Nottingham Forest

OPINION: A perfect response from Nottingham Forest

Forest fans’ columnist Steve Corry was delighted with how his side responded to their recent defeats.

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