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.

Reach celebrates his goal against Boro on Saturday (photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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…

Can someone please explain to me why the **** Boro sold Adam Reach because I just can’t figure it out
@alex_hall2399
Whoever sold Reach should hang their head in ******* shame the daft ****. Been the architect of our downfall today so far #UTB#Boro
@AshFletchbomb

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.

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