Sheffield Wednesday battled to a goalless draw on Monday evening in the Steel City derby against Sheffield United at Hillsborough.
Extending the stalemate between both sides, the point taken from the 90 minutes undoubtedly does more for manager Steve Bruce than it does opposite number Chris Wilder as holding them to the draw does complicate their push for automatic promotion from the Championship this season.
We remain unbeaten under Brucie so can definitely take that positive.
Although the game was far from a classic, and players both impressed and disappointed at points in equal measure, one man who split fans who took to social media during and after the game was on loan Newcastle United man Rolando Aarons.
Plenty felt that he showed enough to prove he could be a massive asset to us, but although that he looked a little under confident (not the only one in the eyes of some either).
Maybe harsh ? But for me #Iorfa & #aarons looked like they lacked a little bit of confidence tonight ….. when they did run at the opposition they looked dangerous – believe in yourself lads ???? #swfc #wawaw
— ???? Aaron Hinton ???? (@hinster86) March 5, 2019
Really scrappy game tonight, neither side got into their stride. Aarons only touched the ball twice and put in 2 balls for chances. #swfc solid across the back, Hutch excellent and Fletch led the line superb. MOM again for me was Palmer, how he didn't win it from Sky beyond me
— Matt Summerhill (@MattSummerhill) March 4, 2019
Why not Matias for Fessi??? And why keep Aarons on when he was clearly too tired to do anything for the final 20 minutes #swfc
— Bentz (@DanBent1) March 4, 2019
Difficult conditions but he didn’t really look up for it. Still better than Boyd.
— J (@the_geeker) March 4, 2019
Aarons looking very lively. He could be key to unlocking this. #swfc
— BartyOwl (@TheBartman277) March 4, 2019
A derby isn’t maybe the best judge of a player who is still settling in, but build on those flashes and get sharper and fans can see why he was so highly rated earlier in his career before injuries hit.