VIDEO: Size of Sheffield Wednesday was a massive draw for Sam Winnall

Sam Winnall says the stature of Sheffield Wednesday as a club was the tipping point in his decision to switch from Barnsley.

Friday, 13th January 2017, 7:46 pm
Updated Friday, 13th January 2017, 7:56 pm
Sam Winnall

Winnall today completed his move down the A61 for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-and-a-half year contract with Wednesday.

And he says he could not turn down the opportunity to play for a club the size of Wednesday.

"It's fantastic to hear that a club of this size is interested in me and as soon as I got that call I wanted to come over and hopefully get things sorted," the 25-year-old said.

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"It's the stature of the club. It's a massive club and a club that is so well supported.

"I played here a few weeks ago with Barnsley and the atmosphere was electric.

"It was definitely one of the main reasons I wanted to join.

"Thankfully it's done now and I'm just looking forward to getting playing and getting started."

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And he is keen to add to the 11 goals he had netted for Barnsley so far this season.

"That's what I pride myself on, my goalscoring ability," he said.

"Hopefully I can come here, get a few goals and push us in the direction towards the Premier League."

"I know a few of the lads from my time at Wolves, Steven Fletcher and David Jones.

“It’s something I’m really excited about. You want to be around people with a similar personality to yourself.

“I’m sure it’s a really ambitious group and one I’ll fit right into."