Praise for ‘brave’ Sheffield Wednesday scorer, Callum Paterson, after huge Owls victory

Sheffield Wednesday’s players and fans woke up this morning knowing that – for now at least – they’re out of the relegation zone for the first time this season.

Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 12:00 pm
Sheffield Wednesday's Callum Paterson scores the opening goal. (Photo by Alex Dodd - CameraSport via Getty Images)

The Owls were able to overcome a tough first half against Derby County, with Neil Thompson switching things up before Callum Paterson was able to bundle the ball home early in the second half.

Paterson’s headed goal means that he’s now the club’s outright top scorer for the season in the league with four goals to his name, scoring in back-to-back games as SWFC made it 10 points from a possible 12 in their last four matches.

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Speaking after the game, Thompson spoke of the Scotsman and the team celebration that followed his goal, saying, “I was just pleased that the freekick went in and we kept the ball alive… That’s what you’ve got to do. It bobbled around, and Callum is a brave boy and he put his head in where it hurts.

“We got that goal, and it was so, so important. It gave us something to hang on to.”

“They’re a good bunch of lads who give you everything they’ve got. In other games this season we’ve been in front and things have gone against us for whatever reason - we’ve held onto these last two games, and six points makes such a difference and gives everybody a lift moving into the new year.”

Next up for Wednesday is an FA Cup trip to Exeter City on January 9th as they seek to pick up another win and continue their turnaround in fortunes.

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