Sheffield Wednesday’s season hasn’t exactly gone to plan.
The Owls are once again languishing in mid-table despite having such a great platform to build on after losing just three of 18 games under Steve Bruce last season.
Heading into the summer, the Owls may want to have a look at how they can shake things up to improve their fortunes, and one man who is impressing out on loan should arguably be brought back into the fold.
It may come as a surprise to some, but Joost van Aken is showing that he deserves another shot at Hillsborough during his loan spell.
Ok, he’s only playing in the German second division, but let’s not forget that Julian Borner was signed from that level, and he has become one of the Owls’ most important players, appearing in 30 league games this season.
Of course, his previous misdemeanours in the Championship that saw his shipped out on loan will still raise question marks, but the Yorkshire club could do worse than bring back into the fold as a backup, especially with Sam Hutchinson still being frozen out.
It would be something of a risk for Wednesday to keep him as his contract is up next year, and if he once again flops, they’ll almost certainly lose him on a free. But if he can build on what has been a productive campaign over in Germany, giving him one last chance could be a gamble worth taking.
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