Sheffield Wednesday fans react to reports Stewart Downing rejected them

Stewart Downing of Middlesbrough shoots on goal during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on April 26, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England.

Sheffield Wednesday missed out on Stewart Downing, with the winger heading to Blackburn Rovers.

Stewart Downing of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Bristol City at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on Tuesday 2nd April 2019.

Sheffield Wednesday fans think that they have had a lucky escape after Stewart Downing turned them down.

According to The Sun, Downing decided against a move to Wednesday in favour of signing for Blackburn Rovers.

 

Steve Bruce had reportedly wanted to sign Downing on a free to give himself greater options down the wing.

However, Wednesday fans were never keen on the idea of Downing playing at Hillsborough.

And most Owls fans are pleased that Downing has now gone elsewhere.

Wednesday have had a fairly quiet summer so far, but are thought to be in the market for new additions.

Downing’s influence at Middlesbrough had dropped over the past season, but he still has a lot of qualities to be a threat at Championship level and should make a solid addition to Blackburn’s squad.

Stewart Downing of Middlesbrough shoots on goal during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on April 26, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England.

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