Sheffield Wednesday news: Fans hail Abdi selection against Brentford

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21st Feb, 2017 | 7:14pm

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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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.

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