Josh Onomah has had an indifferent start to life at Sheffield Wednesday.
The Spurs loanee made 20 appearances for Aston Villa last season, scoring four goals and grabbing three assists.
However, despite a couple of solid performances playing off the left under Steve Bruce, Onomah never really showed his true potential during his spell at Villa Park.
It meant there weren’t too many Villa fans not sorry to see him leave the club at the end of last season.
But how is the attacking midfielder fairing this season in his new surroundings?
So far he’s made five appearances and contributed with two assists, whilst Wednesday now sit in 15th after 15 games, one point and two places above Villa.
Here is what has been said.
Manager Jos Luhukay
During the transfer window Owls boss Luhukay decided to bring the youngster in and bolster his attacking options for the gruelling season ahead.
“It has been a little bit more difficult for Josh than Michael (Hector),” he said.
“Josh is young and he has to find his way. It is also important that he plays games to have a better feeling with his teammates.
“Both bring their own quality to the team and we have seen that in the last few games.
“I’m very happy with him and Josh.”
Luhukay started the England youth prospect in Wednesday’s previous game against Birmingham City.
Blues came out on top with a 3-1 win and Onomah was substituted after 72 minutes for Matt Penney.
What the Owls say
Aaron Swallow: Only me that thought Onomah was very poor today?
WesleyOwl : Bannan was off it, Onomah looked lost at times and Reach anonymous.
Danny : Fletcher and Onomah were arguably our better performers today and they get taken off? #SWFC
Matty Yelnats: That Onomah change was so dumb.
Mark : Onomah gives the ball away far too much.
Reece : Onomah is now showing the laziness that Villa fans promised.
What Onomah said
“I had other offers to go out on loan, but I spoke to the gaffer here and he persuaded me to come. I’m excited to play under him,” Onomah told The Sheffield Star.
“He seems a trustworthy man and my gut instinct said join Sheffield.
“I was on loan at Aston Villa last season and I was in and out of the team but this time round I hope to cement a place in the team and play as many games as I can.
“I have to take every game as it comes but I want to gain as much experience as possible. “I still feel there is more to come from me, I missed out on pre-season so I still feel like I can get fitter.
“Once I get fitter, I feel I like I can impact games a lot by getting goals and assists and that’s what I’m looking forward to.”
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What Villa fans say
Scottish Cafu: 15 months ago Josh Onomah was the next big thing, fast forward and he’s on the bench again for Sheffield Wednesday.
Rob Aston: Watched #WEDWBA on Sky. Both teams impressive. Onomah looked energetic & a key cog in Bannan’s absence.
Claret Villans: Our old friend Josh Onomah has to settle for a place on the bench. #avfc
Source : BirminghamMail