Newly appointed Sheffield Wednesday manager, Garry Monk, has praised striker, Sam Winnall, after he netted his first Owls goal in over two years.
It was the forward’s second league appearance for Wednesday in the current campaign, and he capped it off with a brilliant glancing header that secured victory in Monk’s first match in charge.
Steven Fletcher had opened the scoring early on before Winnall ensure the three points. Throughout, Huddersfield failed to pose any real threat of their own.
Winnall hasn’t be in favour at Sheffield Wednesday ever since he joined the club in 2017, and he’ll be hoping the appointment of Monk can be the change in fortunes that he needs in his career.
The 28-year-old will be hoping to get more opportunities at Hillsborough this season, starting with next weekend’s clash with Fulham.
Speaking to the Sheffield Star, Monk said: “I’m pleased for the players and for Sam himself, to get his goal.
“It’s been a busy week, a hectic week and a positive week for me myself.
“It’s a squad game and they’re going to be needed, all of them. It’s important that they’re all ready.
“It’s great when your strikers score goals because it gives them extra confidence. Fletch and Sam came on to score his goal, it gives them that extra confidence to go into next week and work hard.”
It’s great to see a player like Winnall back in the mix of things for a club like Sheffield Wednesday. The striker has proven in the past that he’s got certain qualities that prove he can be a competent Championship striker.
It’ll be interesting to see how Monk will use the forward and whether he’ll be a key part of this Owls side as they look to improve over the course of the season.
There will be opportunities for him, and that was shown on Sunday in the victory. If Winnall gets chances, he will score goals.