This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Lee Bullen has overseen an impressive start to the season, with the Owls top of the Championship after back-to-back wins in the league over Reading and newly promoted Barnsley.
One player who got off to a flying start in his Hillsborough career, is summer signing Kadeem Harris, who joined on a free-transfer having left Cardiff City in the summer.
So could Harris prove to be one of the shrewdest deals of the summer in the EFL, after what has been an electric start from the winger?
“Everything that we have seen so far from him would suggest so.
“Harris has hit the ground running for the Owls, scoring on debut and then scooping the man of the match award against Barnsley.
“It seems mad to me that Cardiff City let him go on a free transfer but what a boost he has proved to Wednesday.
“I really like the combination of Harris and on-loan Jacob Murphy on the flanks for Wednesday–if the former continues at his current pace he’ll surely be one of the best signings of the summer in the EFL.”
“One thing is for certain, he has got off to a lightning start. He was brilliant on his debut against Reading and now he has a point to prove his performances are improving as a result.
“He showed glimpses of his talent at Cardiff but now appears to be thriving in his increased role and responsibility at Wednesday. He will soon be the first name of the team sheet if he continues this form and that boost in confidence, which has already helped massively, could see him have a great season.
“The fact he was signed on a free makes it even better, and there are no doubt other Championship clubs looking on with envious eyes.
“The Owls now have great pace on the wings and both Harris and Murphy are very direct. Wednesday lacked that edge last season and players like Harris who can beat a man, score and create, and his upturn in form is no surprise.”
“I like the look of Harris and the dimension that he’s bringing Sheffield Wednesday, but I’m reluctant to get too carried away just yet.
“The Owls have only played Reading and Barnsley, and with the greatest respect to both those clubs, they aren’t exactly the Championship’s elite.
“Yes, Harris, and Wednesday, have looked good against both, but it is still early days this season.
“It’ll be interesting to see where the squad and Harris are in a month or two, that’s when we can start judging his signing properly.”