Fisayo Dele-Bashiru was delighted with Sheffield Wednesday’s late show to earn victory over Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday evening.
The Owls were trailing before Lee Gregory’s 83rd minute header got the ball rolling for Josh Windass to bag the winner in fairytale circumstances, in what was his first appearance of the season after a long injury lay-up.
The 27-year-old plundered nine goals and five assists last season in the Championship as Wednesday were relegated by such fine margins and Windass is a player with the ability to standout in the third tier.
Dele-Bashiru heaped the praise on the impact of Josh Windass’ comeback on Instagram.
He wrote: “You’re a decent player tbf (to be fair).”
Wednesday jumped into fifth place as a result of the dramatic win which will be a huge psychological boost to the supporters and Darren Moore at the helm. The Owls are one of the biggest clubs in League One and with that comes lofty expectations and a much slimmer margin for error than with others at the top end.
Dele-Bashiru has been a standout player in the final third this season and in combination with the boost of Windass’ fitness, Wednesday look to have timed there rise into the top six to perfection.
Although they left it late, it was an excellent performance from the Owls, by far and away the better team against fellow promotion chasers in MK Dons. Another Scott Twine wondergoal was the only reason they fell behind and the comeback was fully deserved deep into additional time.
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The victory should relieve a lot of pressure off of Darren Moore’s shoulders, the former West Bromwich Albion manager’s position in the dugout has come into question during tougher times in the campaign but the club’s nine game unbeaten run in the league has thrown them back in the mix.
Windass’ expertise and knowhow should rub off in a positive way on the younger aspiring pros in the squad like Dele-Bashiru and Dennis Adeniran in the coming months.