Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal not surprised by Vincent Sasso's recent form

Sheffield Wednesday

The Frenchman endured a difficult start to life in the Championship due to a knee problem.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has insisted that he has not been surprised by Vincent Sasso's recent form, despite the defender enduring a difficult start to life at Hillsborough, the Sheffield Star reports.

Although the 24-year-old was an important part of the side during the first month of the season, a knee injury meant that he featured just once from September until the turn of the year (via Star).

However, with Michael Turner and Tom Lees both injured (via Star), the Frenchman was given another chance at the start of this month, and it is safe to say that he has taken it with a string of solid performances. And Carvalhal suggested that he expected that Sasso would impress upon his return to the side.

"Vincent has done well. He is someone I know well from Portugal," he told the Star.

"He was not completely fit at the beginning. But now Vincent is playing well and understands our defensive process really well.

"It's not a surprise to me how he's playing. We knew he was a good player and he's doing very well."

Some Owls fans would have been forgiven for thinking that his prolonged spell on the sidelines would almost end any chance of the club looking to make his loan move from Braga a permanent one in the summer.

However, based on his recent performances - as well as his desire to stay longer (via Star) - it would not be a surprise if the Championship side are already considering attempting to keep him long-term.

Since his return, Wednesday have bagged four wins and one draw from their five games, and have kept two clean sheets to strengthen their play-off chances enormously.

And with Carvalhal claiming that he has been unsurprised by Sasso's form, perhaps now it would not be a surprise if one of the next deals that the club looks to complete is to sign him up permanently. 

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