As you saw in our last article, we rated Wednesday’s summer signings out of ten. We will now do the same but for our January acquisitions.
Callum McManaman – 6
The loan signing of Callum McManaman was announced just before the start of the January transfer window and he was available for selection for the Owls’ first game of 2017 against Wolverhampton Wanderers. After his first two months at the club, the English winger has failed to really get off the bench but has shown positive signs when he gets on the pitch. The man from Huyton is still to score for the club.
Morgan Fox – 6
Wednesday’s second signing of the winter window, Morgan Fox joined from Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee. The Welsh defender has only made two appearances for the club to date but, like McManaman, has shown signs of his talent despite struggling to make the team. In Fox’s defence, he has slightly struggled with injury since his signing but had a good debut against Bristol City – including clearing a shot off the line.
Sam Winnall – 6.5
Wednesday captured the signing of Sam Winnall for an undisclosed fee from South Yorkshire rivals, Barnsley. Winnall, who scored 11 goals for Barnsley this season, scored on his first start for the Owls against Birmingham in a 3-0 win with a beautiful diving header. However, since then, he has mostly featured as a substitute and failed to score since.
Jordan Rhodes – 6.5
Great excitement was caused around Hillsborough when Wednesday managed to sign Jordan Rhodes. The Scotsman joins the club on loan until the end of the season but that deal will become permanent in the summer. Like Winnall, Rhodes was on target in his first game at Hillsborough which was also against Birmingham. Some fans, however, have questioned the role the striker is being played in – a target man. Many believe Wednesday should play possession football and cross the ball into Rhodes, don’t boot it up to him.