Sheffield Wednesday: Cads hopes Owls put one over his old club

Owls coach Danny Cadamarteri in his playing days for Huddersfield
Owls coach Danny Cadamarteri in his playing days for Huddersfield

Only one result will satisfy Owls academy coach Danny Cadamarteri tomorrow.

The 35-year-old, who had two spells at Huddersfield Town during his playing days, told The Star: “Huddersfield are a club who are close to my heart but I will be rooting for us [Wednesday] to absolutely smash them this weekend.”

Cadamarteri’s first spell with the Terriers was from June 2007 to June 2009. After a two-year stint at Dundee United, the striker rejoined Huddersfield in 2011 and helped propel them into the Championship two years ago.

Cadamarteri, who hung up his boots in April after failing to beat a long-term knee injury, said: “I’ve got great memories of Huddersfield. I had some good times there. I got promoted with the club and and the club looked after me for a long spell as a player.

“Huddersfield allowed me the opportunity to go to Scotland when they didn’t really need to. They wanted to keep me but it was something I wanted to do.

“When I had done what I wanted to do up there, they brought me back which is testament to their owner Dean Hoyle.”

Cadamarteri also played for Bradford City (twice), Leeds United, Sheffield United and Leicester City in his career, making 399 appearances at club level, hitting 42 goals.

*Ex-Owls goalkeeper Iain Hesford has passed away, aged 54. Hesford, capped at England under-21 international, moved to Hillsborough in the summer of 1983. He was back up to Martin Hodge and failed to make a single appearance for Wednesday.