Sheffield Wednesday host Bristol City at Hillsborough this weekend and one player who may have extra motivation to perform is defender Danny Simpson.
The former Leicester City defender was on trial with the Owls last month.
Manager Darren Moore was mulling over a deal for both Simpson and Ravel Morrison as he looked to bolster the Owls’ squad, but in the end decided against it.
Simpson went on to sign for Bristol City until the end of the season.
The 34-year-old reunited with manager Nigel Pearson who signed Simpson following Leicester’s promotion back to the Premier League during the 2013-14 campaign.
Simpson remarkably went on to win the Premier League title with the Foxes.
Now, the fullback is looking for his third straight Championship start as a Bristol City player having played in the recent matches against Coventry City and Nottingham Forest.
The Owls are eight points adrift of safety with five games remaining. It’s looking extremely bleak, but they arguably couldn’t ask for a better opportunity for three points than this weekend.
Bristol City enter the encounter with Wednesday winless in five, while having scored only five goals and winning one of their past eight Championship games.
Robins boss Pearson probably has one eye on the summer already and may view the remaining five games as an experiment to find out which players he wants to keep for next season.
Wednesday simply have to pick up all three points on Saturday, and hope results go their way elsewhere with Derby County facing Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Friday.