Some Sheffield Wednesday fans are urging the Owls to hand Gary Hooper a new contract.

Hooper has started back-to-back first-team fixtures, more than 15 months since his previous outing.

And the 31-year-old marked the last of those with a goal.

Hooper is understood to be one of Hillsborough’s highest earners, at a time when the club should be striving to cut costs.

And his recent injury record is another tick in the cons column.

But for these Owls followers, the pros are far greater.

 

Wednesday are reported to have paid around £3 million to sign Hooper on a permanent basis in early 2016.

The former Celtic striker has scored or made 42 goals in 85 games for the Owls.

Sheffield Wednesday fans at Hillsborough (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)