Sheffield Wednesday fans react as Sam Winnall scores on U23s comeback

Fans of Sheffield Wednesday look on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City at Hillsborough Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Winnall has not played for Sheffield Wednesday's first team in more than a year, having suffered a serious injury while on loan to Derby County.

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.

Sam Winnall marked his injury comeback with the winning goal for Sheffield Wednesday's Under-23s on Friday afternoon.

Winnall swept home a Jack Stobbs cross to see off Crewe Alexandra's second string, before departing at the half-time interval.

 

The Owls striker's early withdrawal, which was planned according to Neil Thompson, suggests he is still a while away yet from making a first team return.

But the following Sheffield Wednesday fans are dreaming about that day nonetheless... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winnall has not played for Wednesday's first team in more than a year, with the Owls loaning him to Derby County.

The 27-year-old impressed with six goals in 17 games for the Rams, but saw his time there cut short in February by a serious knee injury.

Steven Fletcher, Lucas Joao and Atdhe Nuhiu are among Winnall's rivals for a place in Jos Luhukay's team, while Gary Hooper remains on the sidelines.

When fit, does Winnall make your Sheffield Wednesday XI?

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