Adam Reach returned to haunt his former club Middlesbrough with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday – and not for the first time.
Reach was sold to the Owls by Boro in September 2019 and has now scored against them in three out of six meetings, assisting another goal for his teammates.
Exactly half of those contributions arrived at The Riverside yesterday, as Wednesday recorded a 4-1 win on Garry Monk’s first return to the club he was also once employed by, since he became the new Owls boss.
First, he scored with a finely-struck shot from just inside the 18-yard box after dispossessing a Middlesbrough player on the touchline, before crossing for Steven Fletcher to secure the three points.
And this is how those of a Boro persuasion are reacting to the Sheffield Wednesday star’s performance…
Also, Adam Reach is bloody good. Whoever agreed to sell him should never work in football again.#UTB
— Phil Spencer (@PhilSpenc23) September 28, 2019
— Graeme Bandeira (@GraemeBandeira) September 29, 2019
To be fair woody would of never sold Adam reach that’s for sure. He’s suffering from previous managers mistakes and lack of funds.
— Chris Garbutt (@YoungGarbo) September 28, 2019
We were sold a lie. Press my arse. Attacking full backs are key if playing a deep lying midfielder who can cover the exposed space. Centre backs to come out but a striker to come short. Players can’t do it. Change tact. 4-4-2? Do something. Adam Reach by the way 👏👏👏👏
— largie75 (@largie75) September 29, 2019
Worst I’ve seen us play in years this. It’s been coming tho. JW our of his depth unfortunately as we all suspected he would be. Fair play to SW, you could get double figures here 😂
Adam Reach, another player we should never have sold 🤦🏼♂️
— rl1oyd (@rl1oyd) September 28, 2019
Getting rid of reach is one of many pieces of bad business in recent times.
— UberBoro (@UberBoro) September 28, 2019
Would love a player like Reach in our team these days. Typical Boro this
— ollie skyrme (@ollie_skyrme) September 28, 2019
Can someone please explain to me why the **** Boro sold Adam Reach because I just can’t figure it out– @alex_hall2399
Reach was one of Sheffield Wednesday’s standout performers last season, but had suffered a slow start to the new campaign.
The Owls are thought to have paid Middlesbrough around £5 million for the 26-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of next season.