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Sheffield Wednesday: Boyd must take chance to impress in Aarons’ absence

Sheffield Wednesday: Boyd must take chance to impress in Aarons’ absence

It has been a tough season for George Boyd at Sheffield Wednesday, hasn’t it Owls fans?

The winger was initially frozen out at the start of the campaign by then-boss Jos Luhakay who only selected him on one occasion in the club’s first 22 games before his departure in December. However, since the arrival of Steve Bruce at the start of 2019, Boyd has been given a second chance to impress which he simply has to take.

With Rolando Aarons, who is the main competitor for the 33-year-old’s position, currently sidelined with an ankle injury (via the Star), the former Burnley ace was handed only his ninth start of the season in last Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Stoke City and delivered a promising performance.

In a game which saw Wednesday create a limited number of chances, Boyd thought that he had scored the winner at the bet365 Stadium for the Owls only for his strike to be ruled out for offside. This controversial decision means that the winger’s wait for a goal continues in what is set to be his worst season in terms of finding the back of the net since his first ever campaign as a professional footballer in 2001.

With seven games left to impress before his contract with Wednesday expires in the summer (via transfermarkt), it is imperative that he shows Bruce that he is still capable of delivering in the second tier of English football. If he fails to impress against Aston Villa on April 6th, it could be the start of the end of Boyd’s brief stint at Hillsborough as it will be extremely unlikely that he will be able to earn a new deal. However, a return to the form that he demonstrated during his time at Peterborough United could not only see him extend his stay with the Owls but it could also drive the club into the play-off positions in May.

What do you think Wednesday fans? Would you keep Boyd at the club next season? Or should Bruce cut ties with the winger? Let us know below.

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