Sheffield Wednesday fans hail selection of 30-year-old v Brentford
By Harvey Byrne
Sheffield Wednesday fans on Twitter have hailed Carlos Carvalhal’s decision to select midfielder Almen Abdi against Brentford on Tuesday evening.
The 30-year-old midfielder made his first start against Nottingham Forest on Saturday since being brought off at half time during a 1-1 draw against Cardiff in October.
He has also made just 14 appearances for the Yorkshire club this season, but Wednesday fans were glad to see him in the line-up for a second consecutive match.
A number of supporters on social media highlighted the player’s attacking strength, while one went as far to suggest that he was one of their best player on paper.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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Abdi Abdi Abdi Abdi https://t.co/u4zx6melGV
— Will Lowley (@LowleyW) February 21, 2017
Acc buzzing Abdi is starting
— L I A M ???? (@HirdySWFC) February 21, 2017
I love that lineup, hoping abdi/FF cause chaos #swfc
— Shane Levitt (@ShaneLevitt11) February 21, 2017
@footballheaven I've wanted Abdi in the team lot time ago he's the perfect attacking midfielder great goal on Saturday we're on our way
— Jonathan Wright (@swfc1995wright) February 21, 2017
ABDI STARTS TWO GAMES IN A ROW IT'S A MIRACLE
— Sam (@_Hoopxr) February 21, 2017
ABDI MY SWEET PRINCE
— Joe (@Joe__SWFC) February 21, 2017
The Switzerland international also got off the mark for Wednesday against Forest at the weekend with a stunning strike in their side’s 2-1 victory.
He made the switch to the Yorkshire club last summer from Watford for an undisclosed fee after helping the now Premier League side win promotion from the second tier.
The experienced player has played a total of 98 matches in the Championship, scoring 24 and assisting 14 and Wednesday fans will be hoping he can now help their side win a return to the top flight.
In other Sheffield Wednesday news, here is the confirmed line-up to take on the Bees.