Sheffield Wednesday’s Olamide Shodipo has insisted to Yorkshire Live that he wants to remain at Hillsborough and fight for his place in the team.
The Queens Park Rangers loanee has found it hard to nail down a starting spot under Darren Moore at the Steel City club since his arrival from West London and has cut a frustrated figure at times.
Shodipo started for just the sixth game this season at the weekend as the Owls played out a 2-2 draw with their fellow promotion hopefuls Wycombe Wanderers and will no doubt be keen to build on that performance after notching up his first goal for the club before being applauded off the field.
Speaking recently about his loan spell so far, the winger was quick to state the following:
“I’ve been frustrated, I can’t lie. I’ve had limited game time and I just want to play every game and score goals and create goals and excite the fans. I want to have that opportunity to play. I have been frustrated at times but it’s been a mix. Hopefully I can kick on now.
“I’m very keen to show myself and shine. I just want to show the gaffer why he brought me here. I’m still yet to do that and I feel like that’s going to come now.”
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Half of the player’s 16 appearances for Wednesday have come from the bench, which suggests that he needs to put in more complete performances moving forwards if he is to win a spot in the starting eleven continuously.
The 24-year-old is under contract at QPR until next summer.
The goal scored by the winger at the weekend underlined just how effective he can be for the Owls and it will now be intriguing to see if he can kick on in a blue and white shirt.
He hasn’t had things as easy at Hillsborough as he did during his previous loan spell with Oxford United and will be keen to show the fans what they have been missing so far.
Shodipo was one of Wednesday’s standout performers in the draw with Wycombe and will now be aiming to kick on in order to show that it wasn’t a one off.
Moore clearly has faith in him despite not starting him every week and will be hoping that the goal and performance wasn’t just a flash in the pan from a player who has bags of ability.