Sheffield Wednesday have had a turbulent few months, with Tony Pulis replacing Garry Monk as the Owls boss after a tough start.
Whilst the side had been unconvincing this season, the decision came as a surprise as Monk had been backed over the summer to reshape the squad, with several new signings coming in.
As well as that, he shifted on plenty of players to drop the wage bill. One of those to depart was Sam Winnall, who left Hillsborough after netting just five league goals in three-and-a-half years.
In fairness, Winnall was extremely unfortunate with injuries, which restricted him to just 36 Championship appearances in that period.
Nevertheless, the decision to release the striker when his deal expired in the summer was an understandable one, with the ex-Barnsley man going on to sign for League One Oxford.
And, it has been a very frustrating start for the player. Once again, injuries have played a part, so you have to have sympathy with Winnall.
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He has been battling to get up to full fitness for the past few months, which means he has only made three league appearances. All of those have been from the bench, with the 29-year-old also getting minutes in two cup competitions.
However, he is yet to find the net for his new club, and Winnall has missed the last two games for the U’s.
Given his pedigree prior to joining Wednesday, he should be a good signing for Oxford in the third tier once he gets fit and firing, but for now, Winnall just can’t stay fit enough to make a consistent impact, something that won’t shock most Owls fans.
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