Why Sheffield Wednesday new boy Josh Windass opted to move to Hillsborough

New arrival Josh Windass is relishing a "fresh start" at Sheffield Wednesday and the chance to get his career back on track.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 3:33 pm

Like Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham, Windass joined the Hillsborough outfit on loan late on deadline day.

The attacking duo were not signed in time to feature in Saturday's goalless draw with Millwall but could make their Owls debuts against South Yorkshire neighbours Barnsley this weekend.

Hull-born Windass, brought in on loan until the end of the season from Wigan Athletic, told the club's official website: "I have made a few bad decisions in recent times but to come in here is a fresh start for me with a good squad of players and a good manager.

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"I can't wait. I just love playing football.

"Hopefully we [him and Wickham] can come in with a winning mentality and try and push this club to where it belongs."

Windass, the son of Hull City legend Dean, said he learned of Wednesday's interest in him last Thursday.

"I had a few talks about it earlier in the window and I'm delighted to get it done," admitted Windass junior, who scored for Rangers in a pre-season friendly win against the Owls at Hillsborough in 2017.

"It's a massive football club. I have played here a few times.

"The stadium and facilities are brilliant.

"They have got a good squad of players and importantly a good manager as well so I am looking forward to coming and working under him.”

The 26-year-old, who has bagged four goals in 16 appearances this season, is confident in his own ability and feels he has plenty to offer the Owls.

Josh Windass joined the Owls on loan from Wigan Athletic on deadline day. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

"I am a positive thinking player,” said Windass. "I like to run in behind, get on the ball and do my best for the team.

"There has to be competitiveness in every team to bring the best out of each other. The squad are doing well at the moment and are close to the play-offs.

"Hopefully I can come in and help push the team into the play-offs.”