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The talismanic Sheffield Wednesday player that can guide the Owls to the top six next season



Prior to this injury stricken season, Fernando Forestieri had scored 27 goals in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons combined for Sheffield Wednesday, and looked to be becoming one of the Championship’s top players.

Forestieri is now back in contention for a starting place after a lengthy spell on the side lines, which gives Jos Luhukay a huge boost in attacking options, but comes too late for a play-off push.

The 28-year-old has had six and a half months out with cruciate ligament knee damage, but the Owls striker, who bagged himself a healthy 12 goals last season, grabbed a goal on his return to the side in his side’s 4-1 thumping of Preston less than a week ago.

The tricky forward was given a hero’s welcome back to Hillsborough.

In the short 18 minutes he spent gracing the turf, he produced countless skills, immaculate passing, topped off with an audacious curling free kick past a helpless Preston goalkeeper.

Sheffield Wednesday manager, Jos Luhukay, will be delighted the former Watford man is back.

Forestieri signed for Wednesday in August 2015, after a lacklustre season at Vicarage Road, topping off his three year spell at the Hornets.

Despite the forward’s uninspiring 2014/15 campaign, which saw him net just five times in 24 league matches, Sheffield Wednesday took a punt on the former Italy under-21 international.

Now back in the Sheffield Wednesday lineup, Fernando Forestieri has a chance to prove his worth, and show the Championship he has what it takes to be a star.

His side are out of reach of the play-offs, but the little forward will have a full season next year to display his talent, and guide the Owls to the top six.

I am a recent journalism graduate with a passion for sport and a drive to get into the world of sports journalism.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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