Lee Bullen was delighted with everything about the New Year’s Day match with Birmingham at Hillsborough … apart from the final 1-1 scoreline.
Just under 30,000 fans saw Wednesday dominate the game, creating seven shots on target to one from the visitors, and caretaker boss Bullen said: “The players have given everything today in a really busy period of games and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
“That’s what Sheffield Wednesday fans want to see and I thought the atmosphere was terrific, the crowd fired up the players and the players fired up the crowd.
“We saw the old lady at its finest today and it’s a great sight and sound.
“We’d have loved to send all those fans home with big smiles with a winner but it wasn’t to be – we’re down but not too disappointed.”
He added: “I think we dominated for about 80 minutes, we had a 10-minute spell in the second half during which we got punished.
“We’re disappointed with the goal but the reaction to losing that goal I thought was second to none.
“The lads have come off the pitch to a grand reception from the fans and that’s because they’ve put in a real shift.”