Former Nottingham Forest forward Michail Antonio has sent a rallying cry to his former club Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls face Derby County today and a win coupled with Rotherham not claiming all three points at Cardiff will see them survive relegation.

Antonio left Wednesday to join Forest in 2014 and quickly became something of a cult hero among the Reds supporters.

He scored 17 goals and registered 19 assists during 84 appearances at Hillsborough and earned a move to Forest.

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Antonio played 54 games for the Reds, scoring 19 goals and claiming 15 assists.

He departed Forest for West Ham in 2015 and has grown into a fine Premier League player.

Between now and the end of the campaign he will hope to lead the Hammers into the Champions League after a strong season.

Today though his focus is with Wednesday as they look to maintain their Championship status.

He took to Twitter to issue a passionate message to supporters of the Owls.

Are Wednesday going to send Derby down?

It really would be quite something if the Rams were to find themselves a third tier club later today.

During Forest’s three-year stint as a League One club the ridicule was endless and despite appointing the legendary Wayne Rooney as manager his first season in management could end in disaster.

Some Reds supporters won’t want Derby to suffer relegation. It would mean the club misses out on two local derby games and that’s a huge loss to the fixture list.

Despite that, it would be comical to think of the Rams visiting the likes of Cheltenham Town, Plymouth Argyle and going to Burton Albion to start a new rivalry.

Antonio clearly hasn’t forgot about the clubs he used to play for and let’s hope his rallying cry can help the Owls out this afternoon.

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