Leeds United star Lewis Baker promised to bring success to Sheffield Wednesday, a look back

Lewis Baker of England celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Final of the Toulon Tournament between England and France at Parc Des Sports on May 29, 2016 in Avignon,...

Leeds face Sheffield Wednesday this evening.

Leeds United's Lewis Baker during the Sky Bet Championship match between  City and Leeds United at Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Leeds United are looking to bounce back from their first league defeat of the season last weekend when they take on Sheffield Wednesday tonight.

Whites midfielder Lewis Baker will be hoping to get the nod, and proving a point at a club where his career stalled.

Baker joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan in 2015, amid high hopes.

Up until that point all he had known in his young career was success, at youth level with Chelsea where he had a prolific record as a goalscoring midfielder.

 

Upon joining the Owls, Baker promised, quoted via the Sheffield Star: "“I have a winning mentality, that is what the manager likes at Chelsea. He has spoken to me a lot about what I can do better, how I can improve, and I want to implement those things here at Sheffield Wednesday.”

Prior to his loan, there were even calls from Chelsea fans for him to start getting first team chances.

A difficult loan at Sheffield Wednesday brought a sense of reality.

Lewis Baker of England celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Final of the Toulon Tournament between England and France at Parc Des Sports on May 29, 2016 in Avignon,...

He made only four appearances for the Owls, and was recalled by Chelsea after a month, with the Blues dissatisfied.

Ever since, Baker has been out on loan searching for success.

Spells at MK Dons, Vitesse Arnhem, and Middlesbrough have yielded mixed results, and his Leeds stint has been unspectacular so far.

The Whites are topping the table, but he has been a squad player, most often used from the bench, and earlier this week featured for the under-23s.

It's time he stepped it up, and if given an opportunity this evening, it would be the perfect scenario to get back on track.

Bersant Celina of Swansea City vies for possession with Mateusz Klich (L), Lewis Baker (C) and Pablo Hernandez (R) of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea...

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