Sky Sports pundit Andy Hinchcliffe has been speaking on the latest edition of Sky Sports’ EFL Podcast about all of the news from the Championship, League One, and League Two.
One of the topics that he spent some time covering was the Championship relegation battle, and he assessed Sheffield Wednesday’s chances of staying in the division.
However, they face high-flying Watford and play-off chasing Cardiff City in their next two matches, and Hinchcliffe believes that these two games will be important.
He said: “I was really starting to get my hopes up after that win against Barnsley.
“Then I saw they’ve got Watford away and Cardiff in the next two matches. So it’s going to take a superhuman effort.
“Darren Moore looks like he’s got the players playing a bit more for themselves and for him. He’s got Jordan Rhodes, and the one thing Wednesday really needed this season was more goals.
“They’ve struggled in every department, but certainly, goalscoring was a major problem. So they needed Jordan Rhodes to start knocking them in. He’s started to do that, but the next two games are absolutely critical.”
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TIF Thoughts on Wednesday’s survival chances…
Hinchcliffe mentions Rhodes as the key man, and if you look at his goalscoring record in the Championship, you can see why.
The relegation battle in the Championship is tight with seven points separating 20th and 23rd, but with the Owls facing two promotion-chasing sides in the next two games, you would think they could struggle to take points.