Ian Holloway raves about Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri, predicts result against Reading

Holloway & Freedman

Ian Holloway believes Reading will draw with Sheffield Wednesday today.

Pundit Ian Holloway has told Sky Sports that he loves watching Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri - but thinks the Owls will draw 2-2 away at Reading.

Wednesday currently sit in the play-off places after a 2-0 win over Leeds United last weekend, which was their fifth win in the last six games.

Carlos Carvalhal is enjoying a superb debut season in the Hillsborough dugout, and he received more great news on Friday with the permanent signing of striker Gary Hooper.

The 27-year-old striker is just one of Carvalhal's impressive attacking options, with Italian Fernando Forestieri earning plenty of plaudits.

The summer signing from Watford has produced a number of impressive displays this season, including a virtuoso performance against Leeds last weekend.

This weekend, Forestieri and his Wednesday team-mates travel to the Madejski Stadium, as they take on a Reading side who have picked up just seven points from their last ten games.

Speaking to Sky Sports, pundit Ian Holloway has hailed Forestieri for his displays, stating he loves watching the Italian - and believes today's game will be an entertaining 2-2 draw.

"This will be a fantastic game and - I apologise, but I have no idea which way it will go!" said Holloway. "I was at Hillsborough for Wednesday's win over Leeds and although it was a competitive game, the hosts had the edge up front. The choices they had up top made the difference."

"Fernando Forestieri is a player I love watching. He's at a place where he's well thought off and you can see that in his performance level. Italian players can let emotions get the better of them sometimes, but Forestieri is feeling wanted. He's a hell of a player when on song. However, Reading carry a big goal threat, too. Let's go for a high scoring draw," he added.

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