The on-loan Tottenham Hotspur player has only played 12 times for Sheffield Wednesday.
Josh Onomah’s loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday is one that neither party – nor the midfielder’s parent club, Tottenham Hotspur – will have so far reflected on fondly.
What should have been a season of worth-proving for Onomah, whose Tottenham career had stalled after an initially bright start, has ended up being barely worthwhile.
Three assists in 11 games before Christmas had made for encouraging reading. But any optimism has long since turned to frustration, as the 21-year-old suffered injury after injury (2x hamstring and 1x elbow) and played just 25 minutes of football.
His spell at Sheffield Wednesday – which reunited Onomah with his former manager, Steve Bruce, shortly before that late-January cameo at Ipswich – is scheduled to end in three-and-a-bit weeks’ time (or six-and-a-bit if the Owls can gatecrash the Championship play-offs).
But even if Wednesday’s season is not destined to end on a high note, Onomah’s still could, with Bruce confirming the England Under-21 cap’s return to training on Friday.
And whilst Saturday’s trip to Leeds United will surely come too soon, his chances of featuring in the Owls’ final four fixtures are significantly better – especially with a trio of his midfield rivals, Sam Hutchinson, Barry Bannan and Rolando Aarons, not at peak fitness themselves.
It is one last opportunity, perhaps, to remind Tottenham of his presence.
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