After joining the club in January, Andre Green has quickly become a forgotten man at Sheffield Wednesday.
The 22-year-old winger has made only five appearances, including just two starts across the Championship and FA Cup, since arriving at Hillsborough Stadium on a free transfer.
Since the turn of the year, Green has played a total of 22 minutes for the senior side, coming off the bench in their last three league outings for late cameos – not that he can do enough to impress in that time.
But now the former Aston Villa hotshot has delivered his biggest statement to Darren Moore…
Green featured for the U23 squad on Tuesday afternoon, playing a massive role in a 3-0 victory over Hull City with the club’s official website lauding him the ‘star performer.’
He broke the deadlock right on half-time with a sublime strike that capped off a fine solo move – Green cut inside from the left flank and curled home into the far corner. The Owls’ social media team claimed it had been coming as the winger had been “a big threat all game.”
Much of Green’s time in south Yorkshire has been blighted by injury, but now he appears to have certainly sent a message that he’s ready to play a big part in helping keep Wednesday up.
The list of glowing endorsements over the talent of the 22-year-old is ever-growing.
Speaking to The Athletic back in January, former Villa talisman Gabby Agbonlahor dubbed the wide man a “talented kid,” while his former boss, Tim Sherwood, claimed:
“I love Andre and I’m very surprised [that he doesn’t have a club]. He’s got ridiculous pace and goes past people like Ronaldo used to. It’s as if they’re not there. He’s got great ability but has been unfortunate with a few injuries. Hopefully, he can get over them. Players do in the end.”
Moore only really has two out-and-out wingers in his locker – Adam Reach and Kadeem Harris, so Green will undoubtedly be needed in these remaining seven games.
If he can have a similar impact as he did on Tuesday, then their chances of closing that seven-point gap will be made easier.
AND in other news, Forget Reach: THIS Owls sensation absolutely tore Cardiff apart…