Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that Josh Windass could score 20 goals in League One next season and fire the Owls back to the Championship.
Wednesday were relegated from English football’s second division with Windass finishing their disappointing campaign as the club’s top scorer in all competitions.
The 27-year-old attacker, whose contract expires next year, has been linked with a move to Hull City. However, father Dean recently quashed those rumours while stating that his son is happy at Hillsborough.
Other clubs are also said to be interested in Windass, but Palmer is hoping Darren Moore will be able to keep hold of him, believing the former Rangers man could score 20 goals in the third tier next term.
“Obviously you want to get promotion,” the ex-Wednesday player said. “People who score you goals, right, I think Josh is 20 goals a season in that league next season.
“You’ve got to try and hold onto him as much as you can, try and convince him that you’re going to go straight back up.”
With some of the teams reported to be interested in Windass including the likes of West Brom and Fulham, who will surely be fighting for Premier League promotion, Wednesday keeping hold of their top scorer looks like a difficult task.
Given the comments of Windass Snr, though, it does not seem impossible.