What Josh Windass said about the possibility of making his Sheffield Wednesday move permanent
Sheffield Wednesday playmaker Josh Windass has opened up on his future, hinting that he would be interested in making his loan move from Wigan Athletic permanent.
Speaking exclusively to The Star, the 26-year-old said he is happy at Wednesday and that he is enjoying working under Garry Monk, describing how taken he has been by the Owls boss’ attention to detail on the training ground.
Windass said: “Since I've come in the results haven't been what we've wanted but when I've come in I've managed to grab a couple of goals. The lads have been brilliant, the gaffer's been brilliant and I'm enjoying it.
“I'm just trying to play the best football that I can and if that's good enough for the manager to want to keep me then we'll see. Obviously, at the moment I'm still contracted to Wigan and I'm assuming there will still be a lot of fine details if that was ever going to happen.
“I've just got to contribute as much as I can when I play. My job is to score goals and create goals and that's what I've done. I just need to keep trying hard in training every day and impressing the manager as much as I can and see where that takes me.”
The midfielder also touched on how his deadline day move across the Pennines came about.
“It was a strange one. On January 1 I was playing for Wigan and scoring, playing regularly when I was fit. Then just like anything, stuff happens and I decided I wanted to move on.
“This opportunity came up, my agent told me Sheffield Wednesday were interested in taking me on loan, so I went to Wigan and asked if I could go.
“It was drawn out. I was told I could go about a week prior but getting the deal sorted was a different scenario. That was the difficult part, with me going on loan it was a surprise to everybody.
“I'd been playing there so a loan doesn't often happen. But for both clubs it obviously ended up quite well. Me and the manager at Wigan parted ways amicably and that's the way it should be.”