Josh Windass recently spoke to the Sheffield Star about his loan stint at Sheffield Wednesday and admitted he’s keen to stay beyond the current campaign.
Windass has contributed goals, but his optimism is unusual as he hasn’t played a lot of football under Garry Monk. As per Transfermarkt, the midfielder missed Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Millwall (February 1), played a full 90 minutes in their 1-1 draw with Barnsley (February 8) but was substituted after an hour in the Owls’ 1-0 defeat to Luton Town (February 12).
Windass was then an unused substitute in Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Reading (February 15), 3-3 draw with Birmingham City (February 22) and 1-0 win over Charlton Athletic (February 26) before coming off the bench in their 3-1 defeat to Derby County (February 29) and being substituted at half-time in the 5-0 defeat to Brentford (March 7). He’s hardly had the best experience but is still keen to stick around.
Windass told the Star: “Since I’ve come in the results haven’t been what we’ve wanted but when I’ve come in I’ve managed to grab a couple of goals. The lads have been brilliant, the gaffer’s been brilliant and I’m enjoying it.
“I’m just trying to play the best football that I can and if that’s good enough for the manager to want to keep me then we’ll see. Obviously, at the moment I’m still contracted to Wigan and I’m assuming there will still be a lot of fine details if that was ever going to happen.
“I’ve just got to contribute as much as I can when I play. My job is to score goals and create goals and that’s what I’ve done. I just need to keep trying hard in training every day and impressing the manager as much as I can and see where that takes me.”
The 26-year-old has one year remaining on his contract at Wigan and a market value of £1.8m according to Transfermarkt. While cheap, Wednesday don’t appear to have the budget to make signings unless they’re free transfers or loan deals, so it remains to be seen if they’ll turn the midfielder’s move permanent.