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Caretaker Lee Bullen points Sheffield Wednesday in right direction | Ben Fisher

The fans were dismayed at the departure of Steve Bruce, but his temporary replacement has won his first two matches

A few days ago Chris Wilder joked that Billy Sharp is always stealing his thunder as “Mr Sheffield United” – but across town, a couple of miles up the A61, it is increasingly easy to apply a similar moniker at Sheffield Wednesday, even if it is the kind of label with which Lee Bullen, the voice in the dugout at Hillsborough and the former club captain, is a little uncomfortable.

A former defender who spent four years at the club as a player, Bullen has garnered maximum points at this embryonic stage – which translates to the club’s best start to a season for 23 years – after picking up the pieces as caretaker manager for the third time in less than two years following the protracted departure of Steve Bruce.

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