Singled out for praise by the Sheffield Wednesday manager on Sunday, Michael Hector is sticking two fingers up to the Hull City fans who delivered negative reviews ahead of the Chelsea defender's loan move to Hillsborough.
Despite his run in the Owls' side coinciding with a daunting set of fixtures - against Stoke City, Aston Villa, Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Bristol City - Hector has yet to taste defeat in blue and white, with two wins and three draws lifting his latest employers to sixth in the Championship.
And while Jos Luhukay's team are still awaiting their first clean sheet of the season, with Hector in it that unwanted run will surely come to an end sooner rather than later.
The 26-year-old gave, undoubtedly, the best performance of his Hillsborough loan spell on Sunday, as Sheffield Wednesday emerged from their battle for sixth place with a 2-1 win at Bristol City.
Flanked by the almost-as-impressive Tom Lees and Daniel Pudil, he delivered the sort of commanding display of which the Owls' defence has been devoid for some time.
Although his technical skills require some polishing - with both Leeds and West Brom appearing to identify this part of his game as a possible chink in the Wednesday rearguard - and are the reason, perhaps, why Chelsea have yet to try him out in their own first team, Hector, as a pure defender, has been close to flawless so far.
This is best evidenced by his three interceptions (the most of any Sheffield Wednesday player) and 12 clearances (at least seven more than any of his teammates) at Ashton Gate, which earned the Jamaican a WhoScored.com match rating (7.54) higher than all in blue in white bar Lucas Joao (8.02), the Owls' two-goal match-winner.
And it is no surprise that some Wednesdayites want Hector - whose former side Hull are incidentally now bottom of the Championship in his absence - signed to a permanent contract already.
I know people are bemoaning the lack of a clean sheet but Hector is that "big twat at the back" we always see in other teams that we never have. Until now.— Steve Turner (@Majortarantino) October 7, 2018
Sign him up.#swfc
If owls have any money at all, signing Hector on a permanent should priority number 1. Mans the player we have needed since we lost in play off final #swfc— Shane (@shaneowls88) October 7, 2018
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