Sheffield Wednesday: Creative Ross was a bargain, says Owls loanee

Ross Wallace
Ross Wallace

Jack Hunt has hailed “brilliant” Owls teammate Ross Wallace, claiming the Championship club pulled off a fine piece of business by persuading the winger to move to Hillsborough.

It has been well documented that Wednesday spent heavily in the transfer market over the summer revamping their squad.

But Wallace has produced a series of impressive performances since arriving on a free transfer from Burnley. He is currently top of the club’s assists charts, setting up five goals, and has also found the back of the net twice in 16 appearances.

Although he is primarily left footed, Wallace has formed a good partnership with Hunt on the right flank. His delivery from set pieces and open play has added extra class and creativity to Wednesday’s midfield.

“Ross [Wallace] has done brilliant for us,” Hunt told The Star. “It was great business to get somebody like him on a free transfer.

“We are still creating a good relationship and long may that continue.

“Ross is an orthodox winger and it has taken some getting used to but we are getting there. I knew it wasn’t going to work well over night. Sometimes we have worked well together and others not so good.

“We are still getting to know each other’s strengths and weaknesses so we can help each other out.”

Wednesday suffered their first defeat in 12 matches at troubled Charlton Athletic last weekend. Tiredness, following a busy schedule, caught up with Carlos Carvalhal’s side as they were comfortably turned over by the managerless Addicks to slip to ninth in the Championship standings.

Hunt, who sustained a knee injury in the closing stages at The Valley, has taken to social media to apologise to the 3,000 plus Wednesdayites who made the trip.

The full-back said their display was “not good enough” and conceded they were “not at it, which is unusual” for the Owls.

But Hunt, on loan from Crystal Palace, added: “Travelling support was unreal, just sorry we didn’t deliver. But stick together through thick and thin.”

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