Sheffield Wednesday ended their three-game losing run on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Queens Park Rangers and Josh Windass was one of many players praised by supporters for his performance. The 26-year-old was handed his first start in the Championship since March, leading the line with Alessio Da Cruz, and got on the scoresheet for his troubles.
Lee’s and windass excellent today#swfc
— Vancouver Owls™️ (@Vancouverowls) July 11, 2020
Harris and Windass have been superb today worked really hard #swfc
— Dale Hirst (@dale_hirst) July 11, 2020
Much more like it today, not gonna get carried away as we really need to take a lot more of our chances, Harris magnificent defensively, Windass and Da Cruz impressive. Special mention for Odubajo today, flawless performance from him, need the same Tuesday now! #swfc
— Pat (@Pat_Stothard) July 11, 2020
I don’t know where that performance and result came from, but massive credit to #SWFC for scoring 3 and, arguably more importantly, keeping a clean sheet. Windass is our best striker at the moment – as he actually scores goals. Onto Huddersfield … #wawaw
— Daniel Buckley (@EuseOwl) July 11, 2020
HAVE to sign Josh Windass and I’d also like to see Da Cruz back on loan for a full season.
Murphy is a must to get back too, wether that’s a permanent or (more likely) on loan! #swfc
— Ash Finney (@AshFinney1) July 11, 2020
#swfc well that was a very surprising result. QPR were poor but that a refreshing change, Windass looked impressive best display I have seen from him
— Oli North (@Owl79Oli) July 11, 2020
#swfc didn’t see that happening today! Good effort! Windass looked lively
— Jdra1986 (@jackod9) July 11, 2020
— Nathan Blood (@nattasswfc) July 11, 2020
Finally, I think the attackers were excellent. Windass a CF with his pace allowed attacks to form. Da Cruz and Murphy were also fantastic. Pace was very much the factor this afternoon, something we’ve lacked previously up front…. #swfc
— SWFC Lineups (@SWFCLineups) July 11, 2020
Against QPR, Windass played for 74 minutes, made 28 touches, won one aerial duel, completed 73.3% of his 15 passes, had seven shots with 43% finding the target and one hitting the back of the net, whipped in one cross, made one tackle, attempted one long ball which failed to find a teammate, won one free-kick and gave away one foul.
The £1.44m-rated man joined Wednesday on loan from Wigan Athletic in January and has gone on to make six appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals. Windass impressed in a makeshift role on Saturday and could start up front against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday, but it remains to be seen if he’ll turn his move permanent when the season comes to a close.
Supporters want to keep Windass next season and the attacking-midfielder is keen to stay too. Wigan have gone into administration, so they should be open to a sale if Wednesday want him this summer. Time will tell.