Some Sheffield Wednesday fans on Twitter are growing increasingly excited about the future of Liam Shaw.
It’s been difficult to be positive as a Wednesday fan in recent weeks, especially as the Owls are yet to win a game under Tony Pulis, but one bright spark since the new gaffer’s arrival has been the emergence of Shaw.
Indeed, Shaw has played four times since Pulis took charge of the club, and while there has been a swell of negativity amongst the fanbase since the beginning of the Pulis-era, it seems as though fans are quietly pleased with how Shaw has been getting on, as they were asked to post their first impressions of the midfielder on social media.
The comments suggest that fans are quite pleased with how solid he looks in the middle of the park, with some supporters praising him for his physicality and how well he does the simple things in the game.
One supporter said that he hopes he’s the new Sam Hutchinson, which would certainly be nice, considering that it’s been said that the Owls are missing Hutchinson this season.
Here’s what the Hillsborough faithful have been saying about the 19-year-old on social media…
Looks a proper player, shame he is not given bit more freedom to get up the pitch as he made his name in U-18 and U-23 sides as an attacking midfielder and very confident finisher.
— Malek (@IvanBrali) December 16, 2020
does a lot of the simple things well always looks for a safe pass but has the eye for a bigger one when higher up the pitch relishes in a managers confidence be a good 6 and is obviously a huge physical presence (movement is good as well and he knows how to use his size)
— Billy Johnson (@billyjohnson1o1) December 16, 2020
Be one to build the team around next year
— WAWAW (@WAWAW_1867) December 17, 2020
Make him a defensive midfileder, hopefully the new Hutch
— Jonathan David Bell (@JohnDBell1985) December 16, 2020
Very good from what I’ve seen.
— Tom Taylor-Batty (@TomTB1995) December 16, 2020
Could be a really solid 6/8, can get up the pitch, has size and some defensive instinct, plays with confidence.
Him and Mas as deepest midfielders could work well.
— New England Owl (@newenglandowls) December 16, 2020