‘Buzzing’ ‘reyt defender’: How Sheffield Wednesday fans reacted to the signing of Aden Flint

Sheffield Wednesday supporters all seemed to react in similar fashion after the announcement that Cardiff centre-half Aden Flint was an Owls player.

Friday, 16th October 2020, 3:51 pm

The 31-year-old giant arrives with a point to prove having fallen out of favour in the Welsh capital and adds a whole lot of experience to a well-stocked defensive armoury.

Wednesdayites took to social media to express their delight at the ninth signing of the window, with many pondering whether they have more depth at the back than any other second tier outfit.

Here’s a smattering of what they’ve said:

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Aden Flint is a Sheffield Wednesday player. Pic: @swfc | Steve Ellis.

@liamward_6: Flint is exactly the sort of character need round this club especially in changing room. No nonsense experienced defender, proper leader & winner. Chips in with important goals, influences referees, commands defenders and can play could well be the signing that keeps us up.

@Luke_Askham: Buzzing with flint a proper centre half if he gets back to where he was at with Bristol city we’ve got a Reyt defender #swfc

@Buntingfootball: Aden Flint is a defender I've always admired, he goes about his work so well, a threat from set-pieces and reads the game really well, he brings a good balance about the Sheffield Wednesday side and will certainly improve them at the back. A very solid signing for the Owls #SWFC

@bw_swfc: Suppose I should forgive flint for ruining my night out in Cardiff then?

@Groomy30: Iorfa dunkley borner van aken flint lees hahha neetmare from free kicks and corners

@ShaneLevitt11: Iorfa, Lees, Flint, Dunkley best centre back depth in the league surely

@danksy3: I wanted Hector back but Flint will do. Don't rate him that highly myself but will give him the benefit of the doubt until he plays for us

@Danny4swfc: Iorfa, Dunkley and Flint on the end of free kicks and corners is going to be naughty