Brentford supporters are reacting to reports one of their former players has joined Sheffield Wednesday for pre-season training.
According to the Star, the midfielder Josh McEachran flew out to Portugal on Friday and was due to take part in the Owls’ Saturday morning session.
McEachran – who came through the ranks at Chelsea, a couple of years below the Wednesday midfielder Sam Hutchinson – was among the players released by Brentford at the end of last season.
And the Owls have already agreed a deal to sign another of those, the right-back Moses Odubajo.
Whether or not McEachran will follow remains to be seen, however. And the 26-year-old’s chances are likely to hinge on how well he performs in the coming few days.
But according to the following Brentford fans, their Sheffield Wednesday counterparts should not get their hopes up…
Complete wet lettuce of a player, struggles to last past 60mins which is a mystery because doesn’t bust a gut effort wise.
— John Hosey (@JohnHosey1) July 6, 2019
He is the biggest mercenary in championship football. I hate dogging the geezer but his turn it on and off attitude was so fustrating to watch and embarrassing. In other words he is a sicko
— The Belt Holder (@BGenworld) July 6, 2019
“We really gave it a go”… yes signed for 4 years, never really turned up. Expect Wednesday to talk about “great potential”…. yawn
— Ben P (@parkhouse_ben) July 6, 2019
One of our worst ever signings imo value for money wise. ..he will never make it in the championship the desire isnt there
— Benny (@Benny__H) July 6, 2019
Plods around looking to play showboat passes, his idea of a tackle is wafting his leg in the general direction of an opponent from a couple of yards away.
Big Josh fan me…
— nin (@neil_nin) July 6, 2019
Bet he is great in training with no tackling and headinh
— Martin Pither (@MartinPither) July 6, 2019
😂😂😂 if J Mac pens a deal his agent is like that geezer out of Wolf of Wolf Street
— The Belt Holder (@BGenworld) July 5, 2019
How the fcuk does this guy do it
— Chris (@CHR15_86) July 6, 2019
No not really and demands high wages too. Gifted you a goal when we played you at Hillsborough if I remember correctly
— Luke (@_BFCLuke) July 5, 2019
Wednesdayites may, however, wish to take opinions such as these with a pinch of salt.
It is worth noting that Watford fans, for example, were gutted to lose Almen Abdi to the Owls.
But the Swiss midfielder was released at the end of last season, having appeared just 23 times in three years at Hillsborough.