Sheffield Wednesday supporters have been in fine voice in recent times after seeing their team head into the international break off the back of winning three straight games in the Championship.
Jos Luhukay’s men made a sluggish start to the 2018/19 campaign in failing to win any of their first three matches, but they have since then turned on the style to make their way up the second tier table. The Owls recorded their first success of the season back on August 22 with a 2-1 win over Millwall, before adding back-to-back victories over Ipswich Town and Reading to move up to 11th place in the Championship.
As such, there have been many thrilled Sheffield Wednesday fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom are wondering what changes, if any, Luhukay could seek to make ahead of the visit of Stoke City this afternoon.
Yet one man the Owls chief simply must seek to start is summer signing Josh Onomah, as the £2.7 million-rated forward (as per Transfermarkt) proved last season on loan at Aston Villa that he has the talent to produce the goods in the second tier.
A transfer embargo meant that Wednesday weren’t able to sign players for much of the summer window, although that was lifted for the final weeks of August to allow Luhukay and the club’s hierarchy to get players through the door.
And they certainly pulled off quite a coup luring Tottenham’s Onomah to Hillsborough on the last day of the EFL loan window, and while he was unable to feature against Reading on September 1, he simply must line up against Rowett’s Potters this afternoon.
The 21-year-old scored four goals and laid on three assists in just 33 Championship appearances for Villa last term to underline his credentials in the second tier, with the attacker enjoying success both down the flanks and indeed centrally to give Luhukay plenty of options ahead of today’s clash.
And with Rowett’s men having made a slow start to the campaign, in which they have picked up just one point from a possible nine on the road, it will be up to the Owls to dictate the tempo and really get-at the Potters backline – after all, Stoke have kept just one clean sheet so far this term.
And in Onomah, Luhukay has exactly the player to do just that at Hillsborough this afternoon.
Yes, the Owls chief may well be tempted to stick with the same team that sealed a third straight win at the Madejski Stadium last time out, but the 21-year-old is the man to call upon to help the Yorkshire heavyweights make it four in a row this afternoon.
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