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How is Marco Matias getting on after moving away from Sheffield Wednesday?



Despite their dramatic late-loss to Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield Wednesday have established themselves as true contenders for the play-offs under Garry Monk. 

The Owls are one point and one place outside the top six as things stand and could send a real message of intent by beating high-flying Swansea City on Saturday, which may see them move into the play-off spots heading into the international break.

One man that is having to watch that success from afar is former Wednesday winger Marco Matias.

Was it the right decision to let Matias leave?





The 30-year-old left Hillsborough when his contract expired in the summer bringing to an end a four-year spell in South Yorkshire.

Matias made 72 appearances for the Championship club in total and will likely be remembered for some of the outrageous goals he scored for the club.

The winger joined Portuguese top-tier side Belenenses in October and his start to life at his new club has been less memorable.

Belenenses sit 12th in Primera Liga at the moment, having taken 11 points from three games, and appear to have added the former Owls man in an attempt to kick-start their season.

Matias has only had a few opportunities to make an impact at his new side, appearing three times, making one start and featuring for just 146 minutes in total, according to Wyscout.

Those appearances have come Belenenses’ last three games, which would indicate he is likely to play a significant role moving forward.

The 30-year-old doesn’t appear to have grabbed hold of his brief opportunities so far–taking just one shot, making only one cross, and having three touches in the opposition box (Wyscout).

It will take him some time to generate an understanding with his new teammates and get used up to speed in the Primera Liga but if he can build on the six goals and three assists he contributed for Wednesday last season he will surely be a success at his new club.

Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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