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Sheffield Wednesday: Nuhiu must capitalise on Fletcher’s absence to ensure Owls future

Sheffield Wednesday: Nuhiu must capitalise on Fletcher’s absence to ensure Owls future

There aren’t many players in world football who can claim that they can tower over Sheffield Wednesday’s Atdhe Nuhiu.

Standing at a height of 6ft 6, the Kosovo international is an imposing figure for any player to have to deal with, yet this season, he has failed to impress on a consistent basis for the Owls after his best ever campaign last year.

Although Wednesday would end up finishing in an underwhelming 15th place in the Championship in 2018, Nuhui was very effective individually, scoring eleven goals and providing five assists for his team-mates as he proved his worth for the Yorkshire-based outfit.

However, he has yet to show any signs of replicating the same level of performance for Steve Bruce’s side this year having only scored once in his last seven appearances for the club and three in total in all competitions.

Nevertheless, with Steve Fletcher a doubt for his side’s game against Stoke City at the weekend having missed Scotland’s Euro 2020 Qualifiers against Kazakhstan and San Marino due to injury, Nuhui may be given the chance to lead the line alongside Sam Winnall.

With the Owls well-placed for a late play-off push in the Championship, they will undoubtedly benefit from the forward stepping up to the plate in their final eight fixtures as it could make all the difference between whether they achieve a top-six finish in May.

If Nuhiu continues his sporadic form, he could find himself being surplus to requirements at Wednesday in the summer, bringing an end to his six-year stint at Hillsborough. Therefore, in order to save his Owls career, he needs to demonstrate that he can offer a viable alternative to the club’s other forwards.

Although promotion to the Premier League is still a long-shot for Wednesday this season, Bruce will already be planning for the future regardless on how the season ends and ultimately it is up to Nuhiu to prove that he should be part of the former Aston Villa boss’ plans.

What do you think Owls fans? Do you think that Nuhiu’s time at Hillsborough should be brought to an end in the summer? Or should the target man stay at Wednesday? Get in touch below.

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