Sheffield Wednesday have now announced their pre-season fixture list for the summer of 2023. So, here is everything you need to know as the Hillsborough natives prepare for their return to the Championship.
The Owls are back in the second-tier after a two-year hiatus after Darren Moore oversaw their successful path in the League One play-offs. But he will not take charge of Sheffield Wednesday’s pre-season plans in 2023. The South Yorkshire outfit parted with the coach and have hired Xisco Munoz as their new boss.
Garry Monk oversaw Sheffield Wednesday’s last pre-season before a Championship term in 2020. But nor he, Tony Pulis or Moore would see them avoid relegation as the Owls finished the season in 24th. So, here is everything you need to know about Sheffield Wednesday’s pre-season in 2023 as they strive for better…
When does Sheffield Wednesday’s pre-season start?
The Sheffield Wednesday first-team squad reconvened at their Middlewood Road training ground on July 3 to start their pre-season training in 2023. They regrouped just five days before their first friendly.
Sheffield Wednesday’s fixture list for their 2023 pre-season
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As of July 21, Sheffield Wednesday have announced seven pre-season friendlies for the summer of 2023. The Owls will also hold a warm-weather training camp in Spain, during which they will hold two of their friendlies. But the Owls may still confirm extra friendlies as they prepare to return to the Championship.
The summer of 2023 will see Sheffield Wednesday’s pre-season fixture list feature an array of English and Spanish sides. The Owls have plotted ties with York City, Chesterfield, Burnley, Real Murcia, CD Eldense, Doncaster Rovers and Luton Town. Just Premier League new boys Luton will play at Hillsborough, though.
Chesterfield have invited Sheffield Wednesday to the National League side’s Technique Stadium to contest Drew Talbot’s testimonial. The versatile operator played for both teams during his career having emerged from Sheffield Wednesday’s academy before having spells at Luton Town, Chesterfield and Portsmouth.
Talbot’s testimonial friendly split visits to York City and Burnley’s training ground for Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls start their pre-season at the Minstermen in another clash against a National League club. While Burnley have invited the Owls to their Gawthorpe base to contest a behind-closed-doors training exercise.
Sheffield Wednesday will also meet Primera Federacion outfit Real Murcia and Segunda Division team CD Eldense in Spain before travelling to Doncaster Rovers. The Hillsborough natives added friendlies with the Spanish third and second-tier sides to their schedule to add ties to the week-long training camp in Murcia.
Luton, meanwhile, were a late addition to Sheffield Wednesday’s pre-season fixture list with the Hatters encounter confirmed on July 7. The Owls have invited Rob Edward’s side to visit Hillsborough toward the end of the summer ahead of the Bedfordshire club embarking on their first top-flight season since 1992.
How to watch Sheffield Wednesday’s 2023 pre-season fixtures
Sheffield Wednesday are yet to confirm which networks, if any, will broadcast their pre-season friendlies on TV in the UK. But Owls supporters can keep up to date on the club with Sheffield Wednesday News.
Tickets for Sheffield Wednesday’s summer schedule
Fans can already buy their tickets to see Sheffield Wednesday in action during the Owls’ pre-season plans in 2023. The Hillsborough natives or their opponents released tickets via their respective official websites.