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Gray happy at Hillsborough despite advisor appointments

Sheffield Wednesday Head Coach Stuart Gray assured fans he is happy at Hillsborough after the club's new owners appointed a former manager and club owner to work with him.

Former Hull City owner Adam Pearson and ex-Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder were appointed earlier this week.

But today Gray assured fans he is entirely happy with the situation.

Owls Vice Chairman to leave club

Sheffield Wednesday has announced that the club's Vice Chairman, Paul Aldridge, will leave Hillsborough at the end of next season.

The news follows the appointments of Adam Pearson and Glenn Roeder as advisors to new chairman Dejphon Chansiri.


Sheff Wed announce new advisor appointments

Hull City's former chairman Adam Pearson is returning to football as an advisor to Sheffield Wednesday's new owner Dejphon Chansiri.

Adam Pearson Credit: Dave Howarth/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Pearson, who will remain in control at Super League side Hull FC, will be part of a three man committee to help run the club, alongside former Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder, and current Owls boss Stuart Gray.

Millers fan dies after South Yorkshire derby

A Rotherham United fan has died after falling ill ahead of the Millers' South Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday.

A fan died ahead of the game at the New York Stadium Credit: Press Association

The club says the man fell ill before kick off, but died later in hospital.

Rotherham United are very saddened to learn this evening of the passing of one of our supporters after they were taken ill prior to kick off at today's game with Sheffield Wednesday. After the supporter was taken ill the club were later informed that the individual passed away in hospital. Everyone at Rotherham United FC would like to extend our deep condolences to family members and friends of the individual at this time. Our thoughts are with them.

– Rotherham United

It is also reported that a Sheffield Wednesday fan remains in hospital after the game.

South Yorkshire Police say the match, which dramatically finished 3-2 to The Owls, passed without incident and that there was no disorder.

The match passed without incident and the operation ran smoothly. We hope all fans had a safe and enjoyable afternoon.

– Chief Inspector Richard Butterworth


South Yorkshire derby: fans urged to enjoy game 'safely'

Aessal New York stadium

South Yorkshire Police is urging football fans at tomorrow's match between Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday FC to enjoy the game safely.

A number of extra officers will be on duty for the match at the New York Stadium to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum for businesses, residents and shoppers.

The game is expected to attract a sell out crowd and there will be a visible policing presence around the ground and in the town centre.

We are planning for a safe, enjoyable event for everyone attending and we are expecting a great atmosphere. However, we will not tolerate any level of disorder or violence within South Yorkshire and we have sufficient resources in place to deal with those intent on causing trouble.

– Chief Inspector Richard Butterworth,

New Owls owner 'looking forward to the challenge'

Sheffield Wednesday's new owner, Dejphon Chansiri, has said he wants to give his club a 150th birthday present to remember by helping them get back to the Premier League.

The Thai businessman took over the club today after buying it for £37.5m from outgoing owner Milan Mandaric.

He spoke to our sports reporter Chris Dawkes today as he gave his first press conference.

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