'Frustrating player'; 'Scary at times': Sheffield Wednesday fans react to Lucas Joao's Nottingham Forest performance

Sheffield Wednesday fans look on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews (stadium) on September 27, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Joao helped Sheffield Wednesday to a 3-0 win at the City Ground on Boxing Day.

Lucas Joao of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Capital One Cup fourth round match between Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal at Hillsborough...

Could Lucas Joao become one of the unexpected beneficiaries of Carlos Carvalhal's departure as manager of Sheffield Wednesday?

Joao was handed only his second start of the season as Wednesday travelled to Nottingham Forest in their first game without Carvalhal - the man who brought the Portuguese striker to Hillsborough 18 months ago - on Boxing Day.

Carlos Carvalhal manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron Stadium on October 14, 2017 in...

Lined up in an unfamiliar inside forward's role, the 24-year-old justified Lee Bullen's decision to bring him in from the cold, as he turned in an impressive display which he capped with the final goal in 3-0 win for the Owls.

And Wednesday fans are hoping he can recapture his early form for them in the campaign's second half.










Goals from Adam Reach and Jordan Rhodes (penalty) had Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 up before Joao's strike at the City Ground, which closely followed another attempt of his which was tipped on to the crossbar by Forest keeper Jordan Smith.

It ensured the Owls' first win in little under two months and seventh in a row against the Reds.

Bullen told reporters afterwards he has been asked to take the reins until 1st January, and potentially the FA Cup trip to Carlisle United the following Saturday.

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