Sheffield Wednesday boss backs Manchester United loanee Will Keane to become a 'top player'

Sheffield Wednesday - The Owls

Can Keane become a fan favourite at Sheffield Wednesday?

Sheffield Wednesday inflicted defeat on Middlesbrough yesterday, as they saw off the Championship title chasers 2-0 at Hillsborough.

The Owls have struggled for goals all season but both of their strikers found the net in this game. Atdhe Nuhiu scored in the 52nd minute before loanee Will Keane scored just two minutes later.

His performance really caught the eye for the Yorkshire side.

He arrived at the club at the end of January on loan from Manchester United and has slowly found his feet at the club. He has now scored three goals in eight games.

Wednesday boss Stuart Gray is very pleased with the performances of the striker, telling Dom Howson of the Sheffield Star how impressed he has been with the Manchester United loanee:

The England under-21 international has struggled at his previous loan clubs. He failed to find the net at both Wigan Athletic and QPR in recent times, so to be on three goals for Wednesday already will certainly sit well with the player.

He is unlikely to become a first-team regular at United with James Wilson now coming through the ranks. Wednesday fans and their boss will happily take him off their hands.

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