Sheffield Wednesday's Gary Hooper not Premier League class, says Charlie Nicholas

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Is Sheffield Wednesday's Gary Hooper good enough for the Premier League?

Gary Hooper secured a permanent move to Sheffield Wednesday in January after impressing on loan.

He has netted 10 goals in 18 Championship appearances so far as he aims to help the Owls to win promotion.

Whether he can be a major contributor in the Premier League if they get there is another matter, and one pundit believes he will not be. 

Former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas told SkySports Soccer Special, televised on Tuesday evening on SkySports News HQ at 7pm:

"Gary Hooper I don't think he is Premier League class, based on what I've seen. That's why he struggled at Norwich.

"In this team, which creates enough chances, he's showing his class at this level."

Hooper left Celtic to sign for Norwich in 2013, and scored just six goals in 32 Premier League matches. He netted 12 times in the Championship last year for the Canaries as they earned promotion, but was overlooked for Norwich's Premier League season this time around, selected for just two games, in which he did not score.

Nicholas is correct that Hooper has a point to prove, even to himself - but this should only make him more determined to be successful if Sheffield Wednesday do finally regain their top flight status.

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