Nine goals in eight matches at the end of last season showed what striker Atdhe Nuhiu can do when he’s given a run in the Sheffield Wednesday side. But Owls old boy Jon Newsome says it takes a defender to appreciate the true value of the towering frontman whose exploits have earned him a new contract at Hillsborough.
Newsome, an uncompromising centre-half in his S6 playing days, is delighted to see the Kosovan international commit his future to the Championship club for the next two years. Nuhiu is just the type of teammate Newsome valued when he figured at the heart of the Wednesday rearguard in two spells between 1989 and 2000. “With big Atty, you can hit him with that long ball and he makes a bad ball a good ball because he’ll chase the channel and work somebody,” he said. “Suddenly, you might have a throw-in on the edge of their box. You can get out and play in their half for a little bit. It takes the stress off you.
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a professional association football club based in Sheffield, England. The team currently competes in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system.