Ian Holloway predicted Fernando Forestieri would prove a point v Massimo Cellino's Leeds United on Saturday

Sheffield Wednesday

The Sheffield Wednesday playmaker was magnificent at the weekend.

This summer Sheffield Wednesday snapped up Fernando Forestieri from Watford, but only after Leeds United had ended their interest in the player.

Leeds were also keen on signing the Italian-Argentine but in the end Massimo Cellino pulled the plug. He was quoted at the time, by The Yorkshire Evening Post, as saying:

“We decided on Tuesday that we would not be signing Forestieri, it was clear he didn’t have the right mentality needed to come to Leeds.

“I want players to show a hunger and desire to come here – but he did not."

Those words have come back to haunt Cellino.

Forestieri has been a star for Wednesday this season and at the weekend shot down Leeds in the Championship.

He assisted Gary Hooper for goal number one whilst it was his powerful drive, spilled by Leeds goalie Marco Silvestri, that saw Hooper bag the second in a 2-0 triumph.

Prior to the game Sky Sports pundit Ian Holloway seemed to suggest that Forestieri would be on his best form for this clash (16/01/2016):

"I think he will (prove a point today).

"When you read that someone has said something like that about you you'll try and shove it down their throat.

"He's enjoying his football enough and these people, these Sheffield Wednesday supporters, not many people will give you a sweet and make you feel welcome here and that boy is at home.

"You need to feel wanted and I think it is a joy to see him play at the moment."

He was prophetically correct as Forestieri tore into Leeds at will.

Right now Leeds boss Steve Evans is said to want a number 10, to link play between the attack and midfield. Forestieri could have been that man but he is instead doing that job for Wednesday - who look like forging a genuine promotion challenge this season.

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