Megson salutes ‘immense’ Semedo

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SPEAKING in English is not Jose Semedo’s strong suit - but Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson is delighted with the articulate performances the box-to-box midfielder is producing out on the pitch.

Megson lavished praise on the Portuguese ace following his performance at Morecambe. Semedo anchored the middle of the park, getting through a raft of work as Wednesday dominated the midfield area for long periods of their FA Cup encounter.

Having swooped to sign Semedo in the summer on a free-transfer from Charlton, he has arguably been the Owls’ stand-out performer in the 2011/12 campaign and his energetic displays have helped establish him as a firm crowd favourite at Hillsborough.

Megson says he is pleased with the partnership Semedo has formed with Chris Lines, who opened the scoring at Morecambe with his first goal for the club, in the centre.

Of Semedo, the Wednesday chief said: “He was the one who I desperately wanted in the summer and it annoyed me it took three months to get it done, but thankfully we did and you can see why I was so keen to bring him in. He was immense (at Morecambe).

“You could not wish to meet a nicer, more honest person and he is a good player.”