Popular Ex-Owl in fine form as his side bids for promotion

Last updated : 27 March 2021 By C. Morris

Former midfielder could line up against Wednesday next season

With the Championship on an international break this weekend, avid Owls followers may have been looking elsewhere for their Saturday afternoon football fix and certain developments in League Two have not gone unnoticed for some Wednesday fans recently.

When time was called on Kieran Lee’s career at Sheffield Wednesday last summer, many fans of the club were left with a heavy heart. It was clear to see that injury problems were taking their toll on the versatile midfielder but even in his more sporadic appearances there were glimpses of the player that had graced the club well since moving from Oldham in 2012.

In January, Lee signed for Bolton Wanderers, a club languishing in League Two having felt the brunt of deep financial issues in recent years but with an eye on gaining promotion to League One this season. On the date that Lee signed, Bolton were in 16th place, 8 points adrift of a play-off place.

Fast forward a couple of months and they now find themselves vying for an automatic promotion place having beaten promotion rivals Forest Green Rovers this afternoon. Lee has featured 12 times for Bolton and is yet to taste defeat. They have lost one match since he signed for the club and he wasn’t in the squad for that game. As ever, Lee has gone about his business, linking the play in midfield in his quiet, unassuming fashion but his displays haven’t gone unnoticed by Wanderers fans who have seen him as a catalyst for their improved form.

The 32-year-old signed an 18-month deal at Bolton so if they are to achieve promotion and if Wednesday are to fail in their bid to achieve a great escape from the Championship relegation zone, then Lee may well line up against the Owls next season. If that is to be the case then the man with the golden touch from Greater Manchester is likely to get a great reception from the Hillsborough faithful.