Job Done! – Sheffield Wednesday duo complete mission abroad
It was all smiles this weekend for Sheffield Wednesday’s on-loan duo after their teams managed to get the job done in Germany.
Matt Penney, who recently extended his stay with the Owls, came off the bench for St. Pauli in the second half of their 1-1 draw with Jahn Regensburg, while Joost van Aken – who’s been struggling with injury – was missing for VfL Osnabrück’s 4-1 win over Holstein Kiel.
The results meant that both sides secured their place in the 2. Bundesliga for next season, meaning that it’s very much ‘job done’ for the on-loan Wednesday duo having played their parts in the campaign. St. Pauli and Osnabrück can now finish anywhere between 11th and 15th.
Penney and Van Aken, who both have one year to run on their Wednesday deals, will return to Sheffield after the final game of the German season this coming weekend, and can do so safe in the knowledge that they’ve done their bit.
Having played 16 and 22 games respectively, grabbing one goal each, the pair have certainly benefitted from their spells away with regards to getting some regular gametime under their belt, and they’ll now be looking forward to trying to break into Garry Monk’s plans in South Yorkshire.
Neither player can feature for Wednesday in the remaining games due to their loan spells away, but – as things stand – will be back with the team for preseason whenever it begins ahead of the 2020/21 Championship campaign.