Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday fans react to news of Sam Winnall's injury

Richard Keogh (L) and Sam Winnall (R) of Derby County celebrates with Johnny Russell after he scores the winning goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Burton...

The striker is on loan to Derby County from Sheffield Wednesday, who face each other on Tuesday.

Sam Winnall of Derby County reacts during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old Trafford on January 5, 2018 in Manchester, England.

Fans of Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday are equally desperate to see Sam Winnall back at their club next season.

The striker has had his campaign curtailed by anterior cruciate ligament damage, and according to Wednesday - Winnall's parent club - dialogue is ongoing between the two teams regarding his rehabilitation.

Winnall's admission that he will miss 'the rest of the season and beyond' suggests his next appearance could be in blue and white rather than all white, with no option for a permanent transfer understood to have been included in the 27-year-old's loan contract.

 

The ups and downs or football ay?! Unfortunately I have torn my ACL and will be missing for the rest of the season and beyond. I had my op yesterday evening and everything went very well. Obviously I am devastated but I know I’ve got the right family, friends and girlfriend to get me through this and come out the other side stronger ❤️ I’d like to personally thank @dcfcofficial on how amazing they have treated me through this process. Everyone from the chairman, manager, backroom staff, players and especially the medical department have been fantastic with me and I will be forever grateful for the support they have given me and I know I’m in the right hands to get me back for playing as soon as possible I’m sure I’ll be back scoring tap ins very soon! But until then I will be working my nuts off to get back playing! Sam x

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However, some Derby supporters are hopeful that a full-time deal can still be arranged for the on-loan star - who scored six goals in 18 Rams outings.

Here is how both sets of fans have reacted to news of Winnall's lay-off on Twitter...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winnall moved to Derby on a season-long loan from Sheffield Wednesday in August - a move which saw Rams midfielder Jacob Butterfield head in the opposite direction to Hillsborough.

As is made clear by the above tweets, however, Butterfield is not quite as popular as the former Barnsley striker on either side of the Peak District.

Does Winnall's future lie at Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday, or somewhere else?

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