Josh Windass could be open to extending his loan deal with Sheffield Wednesday beyond its current expiry date, his father Dean has suggested.
The younger Windass joined the Owls on loan from their Championship rivals Wigan Athletic back in the January transfer window, and has so far made four appearances for Garry Monk’s side, scoring twice.
As a result of the current suspension of the football season, it looks unlikely that the campaign will be completed before the midfielder’s loan deal concludes at the end of June, although Windass senior has suggested that may not be the end of his son’s time at Wednesday.
Speaking about the future of Windass the younger beyond the summer, Dean – who spent a brief time on loan with the Owls during his own playing career – told Sheffield Live TV: “I don’t know what’s going to happen with Josh.
“He’s got another year left at Wigan at the end of the season when it finally does finish. I don’t know whether he is going to stay but I’m sure that the two clubs and Josh will sort that out.
“I can’t obviously speculate on that because I don’t know – Josh won’t know. He’ll want to finish what he started at Sheffield Wednesday until the end of the season and then see what happens.”
Having joined Wigan from Rangers back in the summer of 2018, Windass had made a total of 56 appearances in all competitions for the Latics, scoring nine goals prior to that move to Hillsborough at the start of the year.
This looks like it could be a welcome boost for Wednesday.
Despite their struggles in recent months, Windass himself has shown signs of promise during his outings for the Owls – as evidenced by his goals – so you could understand the club wanting to keep him around.
Indeed, with so much uncertainty around players who are on loan or out of contract at the minute, putting teams together for the end of the season may not be easy for everyone, meaning having the likes of Windass available could be important in that sense too.