Former Sheffield Wednesday player Carlton Palmer has revealed to Football Fan Cast that he recently gave some advice to the club’s new striker, Saido Berahino.
The former West Brom and Stoke City player completed his shock return to English football on deadline day and will be looking to make his mark at Hillsborough as the Owls seek to gain promotion back to the Sky Bet Championship at the first attempt.
Berahino is certainly not short of Football League experience, with the 28-year-old having over 50 games in all three divisions of the EFL, dating back to his early days on loan with them likes of Northampton Town, Brentford and Peterborough United.
Speaking recently about the striker, Palmer was quick to reveal that he had been in one to one contact with Berahino not long ago as he stated the following:
“He was round the other day. He’s very excited.
“I’ve told him all about Sheffield. Obviously Darren knows him really well from West Brom.
“If he can get off and get scoring goals, the fans will get behind him and I’m sure he’ll enjoy his football. But he’s super excited and he really wants to get going.”
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Berahino made his debut for Wednesday as a substitute in the 3-0 away defeat to Plymouth Argyle at the weekend and will be looking to become a regular starter in the Steel City as time goes on.
The 28-year-old will be hoping that his new side can bounce back with a positive result in their upcoming league game against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.
This is a great move for Berahino and it gives him the perfect chance to show fans in England that he can still cut it on these shores after moving abroad.
His career has been eventful to say the least but he has now aged and matured and could well go on to become a key a play for the Owls.
Darren Moore has supplemented his forward options well and the challenge now will be to keep them all happy over the coming months.
It’s certainly a good problem to have however and it will be interesting to see how each of the new signings fit in at Hillsborough.