Chris Waddle on whether Sheffield Wednesday should pick Hirst; Owls player he'd like to play with

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Former Sheffield Wednesday star Chris Waddle believes George Hirst should not be rushed.

Former Sheffield Wednesday attacker Chris Waddle responded to questions from Sheffield Wednesday fans in a twitter question and answer session.

Waddle played for the club between 1992 and 1996 and is fondly remembered by Owls fans.

One of the questions related to the son of his former teammate David Hirst, with George Hirst already scoring for Sheffield Wednesday's under-21 side and England's under-17s.

Waddle was asked whether Wednesday should attempt to replicate Manchester United's sudden success with Marcus Rashford and throw Hirst into the starting line up. The ex-England international does not believe the young talent should be rushed.

Quizzed over the Sheffield Wednesday player he would most like to play with, Waddle gave a surprising response, selecting a loan player rather than a permanent member of their squad.

Waddle also had this to say regarding the state of Sheffield Wednesday's current team.

The former star still watches the side, but remembers fondly his days at Hillsborough, adding that he felt the 1992/93 side he played with were better quality than the current Leicester City side who are top of the Premier League, believing they were good enough to play in the Champions League.

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