Why Michael Hector is convinced his Sheffield Wednesday loan spell will benefit him in the long run

Sheffield Wednesday loanee Michael Hector
Sheffield Wednesday loanee Michael Hector

Jamaica international Michael Hector is confident he will emerge a stronger player and person from his Sheffield Wednesday loan spell.

The Owls represent Hector's fourth different club in as many seasons and the Championship are the defender's 15th loan spell of his career.

Hector, drafted in on a season long-loan from Chelsea at the end of August, has yet to make a senior appearance for the Premier League giants since arriving from Reading in a £4m deal three years ago. The 26-year-old has also enjoyed temporary stints at Eintracht Frankfurt and Hull City respectively.

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He told The Star: "Most of the loans were earlier in my career, month to month, so professionally I have not had that many loans.

"For me, it’s a great challenge. Each loan I go on I come back a stronger person, and it’s always a learning experience.

"Sometimes it’s not what I have always expected it to be, but I have always learned from it.

"More recently, it’s different cultures and countries. When I first started it was mainly English players, very old-fashioned, but the way the changing room is now it’s modern."

The commanding centre-half has flourished since moving to Hillsborough, making four Championship starts and one substitute appearance.

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