Fernando Forestieri’s superb return to action at Sheffield Wednesday has even stunned his team mates

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By now we shouldn’t really be surprised by anything that Fernando Forestieri brings to Sheffield Wednesday.

His time at Hillsborough has had it all - stunning goals, glorious performances, red cards, heartbreaking injury and more than a hint of controversy.

Overall, the good has by far outweighed the bad.

However, having been there right through Forestieri’s time with the Owls, you’d think that nothing would really make Tom Lees sit up and take notice, regarding his team mate.

You’d be wrong. Six games, Forestieri has played since returning to the side in late March, after recovering from a knee operation.

In that time he’s already scored four goals, two of them superb, including Saturday’s incredible strike against Reading at Hillsborough.

Fernando Forestieri scored on his return to the side after recovering from knee surgery

Fernando Forestieri scored on his return to the side after recovering from knee surgery

And Lees has admitted that even he has been taken aback by the impressive manner in which Forestieri has made his Owls comeback.

“He’s one of those players that goes and wins you the game,” said the defender.

“You can be playing well, keeping the ball, moving the ball, being organised but you need these players that can do something different, out of nowhere to get you a goal, and win you the game.

“I wasn’t expecting him to come back from such a long lay off, so quickly back up to the level he left us with.

Fernando Forestieri celebrates his goal against Preston

Fernando Forestieri celebrates his goal against Preston

“Fair play to him, he’s come back straight away and been on fire.”

Forestieri gets the chance to really show his worth this weekend when he and the Owls take on Wolves in the champions’ title-winning party at Molineux.

GOAL.....Fernando Forestieri pulls a goal back.....Pic Steve Ellis

GOAL.....Fernando Forestieri pulls a goal back.....Pic Steve Ellis

Fernando Forestieri - Steve Ellis/Sportimage

Fernando Forestieri - Steve Ellis/Sportimage

GOAL.....Owls fernando Forestieri first half goal......Pic Steve Ellis

GOAL.....Owls fernando Forestieri first half goal......Pic Steve Ellis

GOAL.....Owls Fernando Forestieri second half goal and his second of the match......Pic Steve Ellis

GOAL.....Owls Fernando Forestieri second half goal and his second of the match......Pic Steve Ellis

Sheffield Wednesday captain Tom Lees directs the defence against Reading

Sheffield Wednesday captain Tom Lees directs the defence against Reading