Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday fans react on Twitter to Joe Bennett’s loan move

Joe Bennett has joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan from Aston Villa.

Sheffield Wednesday have signed Joe Bennett on loan from Aston Villa, as confirmed by the official Owls’ Twitter account.

The left-back, 25, has agreed a loan switch until the end of the season, having spent the first half of the campaign with Bournemouth. He failed to establish himself in Eddie Howe’s team, failing to make a single appearance in any competition, and his lone game this term came as a substitute in Villa’s League Cup victory over Notts County.

He links up with Wednesday looking to compete with Daniel Pudil for the left-back spot, hoping to aid the Owls into winning promotion to the Premier League.

Carlos Carvalhal’s men currently sit in sixth place after 27 games, and Bennett should provide some extra defensive security to a team who have let in more goals than all their promotion rivals.

He is sure to be short of match fitness having not played competitive football for months, but when up to speed Wednesday have a talented defender on their hands.

Bennett has 125 games worth of experience to his name in the Championship, and has even played a full season of Premier League football.

His career has stalled recently, but if he can get back to his best with Wednesday, promotion will move one step closer for the South Yorkshire side.

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