Sheffield Wednesday fans react as Preslav Borukov scores hat-trick in front of Jos Luhukay

Jos Luhukay, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City at Hillsborough on February 17, 2018 in...

Borukov is the latest in a long line of promising Sheffield Wednesday academy players.

Jos Luhukay, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City at Hillsborough on February 17, 2018 in...

Preslav Borukov scored a hat-trick as Sheffield Wednesday's Under-18s beat their Crewe Alexandra counterparts 3-0, in front of watching Owls manager Jos Luhukay.

The 17-year-old Bulgarian has impressed for Wednesday's youth sides this season and led the line for the U23s in George Hirst's absence earlier in the campaign.

And with a shortage of available strikers at first team level - including Hirst, who is being overlooked due to a contract dispute - several Owls fans are even calling for Borukov's inclusion in the final weeks of the season.

Here's what they're saying on Twitter...

In his short reign as Sheffield Wednesday boss, Luhukay has already handed senior debuts to three development squad players - Sean Clare, Jordan Thorniley, Frederik Nielsen.

Speaking to Sheffield Live TV in February, Steven Haslam, the Owls academy manager said:  "I’ve got to say, since Jos came in I’ve had a lot of meetings with him and from an academy point of view he’s been different class, in terms of how he’s embraced what we’re doing, the interest he’s taken in the training sessions and the involvement of players with the first team.

"To give an example, it was a day off for the first team today but he came in and was watching the Under-18s train at the training ground. To have the manager show that much interest in your youth department is very encouraging."

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Is Borukov - who moved to Hillsborough from Levski Sofia in 2016 and has won caps for Bulgaria at various youth levels - next in Luhukay's sights?

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