Sheffield Wednesday striker Josh Windass admitted to the Star that he could have left the club during the summer after their relegation from the Sky Bet Championship.
The former Wigan Athletic and Glasgow Rangers man was arguably the Owls’ most consistent performer last season as they eventually tumbled into League One and were linked with many clubs as a result.
However, Windass ultimately stayed put at Hillsborough and is now looking to make up for lost time following his recent return from an injury that had kept him sidelined for most of the current campaign so far.
Speaking recently on the events that happened over the summer, the forward was quick to state the following:
“I need that pressure, I need the fans, I need the critics. I could have left in the summer, everyone knows that, but I love being here.”
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Windass has already made an impact for his side after returning to action, the forward registering an assist and a spectacular last-minute goal in Wednesday’s recent victory over MK Dons.
The 27-year-old is under contract with the Steel City club until the summer of 2023.
Keeping Windass over the summer was like a signing in and of itself for the Owls and they’ll have been thrilled with the impact he had the other night.
Alongside Barry Bannan and Lee Gregory, he has the experience and quality required to win matches at this level.
It is also a testament to Darren Moore and his team that the forward has stayed put as there have certainly been some paltry offers from the league above that have come to Windass.
However, the player seems focused on the task at hand and is undoubtedly eager to continue making an impact for his team moving forward.