Sheffield Wednesday continued their positive start under Jos Luhukay with a 3-1 win over Reading in the FA Cup last night.
The new Owls boss remains undefeated since arriving in England and has managed to change the mood at Hillsborough almost immediately.
Luhukay has also had to contend with a severe injury crisis that has meant he had no choice but to turn to fringe players and younger lads.
However, they have impressed – none more so than Marco Matias. The Portuguese forward joined the club from Nacional in 2015 but has played just over 20 game since, even though injuries have played a part.
Yet, under Luhukay the 28-year old has really shown his talent. A goal against Carlisle in the previous round saw Matias start again last night and he put in a superb performance and contributed with an assist.
The former Portugal U21 international has now given the boss a real headache ahead of the upcoming league fixtures and fans were delighted with his performance last night…
Matias last night proving he's not just some show pony. Worked hard and kept making runs in behind we just haven't had. Deserved a goal. Hope it continues. Nuhiu a man possessed. ????
— Wendy Birks (@WEBI48) January 27, 2018
A fit Matias would be like a new signing. Quality player.
Actually a fit Lees, Hooper, Forestieri, Lee, Hutchinson, Abdi would be like 6 other new signings #swfc
— Neil Bartrop (@NeilBartrop) January 27, 2018
— ClaireT (@clairetoots) January 26, 2018
Matias has been an enigma at S6. He’s got so much talent just needed an opportunity and stay fit. Gives us something a bit different and has pace. Deserves a start up top at Boro in my opinion. Full of beans tonight MOM for me. #swfc
— David Turner (@dcturner71) January 26, 2018
Matias my motm today…never stopped running and never gave up #swfc
— ????Louise???? (@louloubarton81) January 26, 2018
Big Dave may have got a brace but man of the match for me has to be Matias #swfc
— Steve Turner (@Majortarantino) January 26, 2018
— JOHNO (@AdamJohno76) January 27, 2018
Marco Matias best player on the pitch in my opinion tonight very quick feet excellent cross for the second goal and unlucky not to score himself . Controlled the game #SWFC
— Josh Bunting (@Distillerymad) January 27, 2018