Sheffield Wednesday fans hail Adam Reach’s improvement after Cardiff draw

Carlos Carvalhal, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st leg match between Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday at Galpharm...

The winger helped set up Gary Hooper’s goal for Sheffield Wednesday.

Adam Reach of Sheffield Wednesday attempts to get past Michael Hefele of Huddersfield Town during the Sky Bet Championship play off semi final, second leg match between Sheffield Wednesday...

Although a last-gasp Sol Bamba equaliser meant Sheffield Wednesday left Cardiff with only a point at the weekend, a number of Owls players did plenty to impress.

Not least of those was Adam Reach, who has been playing at left-back in recent weeks, but was pushed into midfield as Daniel Pudil was named in Carlos Carvalhal’s 100th league teamsheet as Wednesday boss.

And the move paid off as the former Middlesbrough player provided a sublime cross for Gary Hooper to head home in the 39th minute.

Derby, ENGLAND- October 29: Adam Reach of Sheffield Wednesday and Jamie Hanson of Derby County in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday...

The Sheffield Star rated Reach’s performance as an eight out of ten and it appears that Owls fans concurred, as many of them took to Twitter to hail his improvement in blue and white:

After signing for the Hillsborough-based side on deadline day last summer, Reach was given a long run in the first team by his new Portuguese boss.

However, it is fair to say that the 24-year-old didn’t always wow onlookers with his displays and he ended the campaign with a disappointing three goals and four assists from 42 all-competition appearances.

Having laid on Hooper’s strike in Wales, the former England U20 international is already half way to matching last term’s assist tally and, if he carries on his strong start to the season, could end up posting career-best numbers.

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