Tottenham loanee not in the best of form admits manager

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Dom Le Roy

There were high hopes at Tottenham Hotspur for Josh Onomah, but it is fair to say that his progression has taken a backward step.

The midfielder spent last season on loan at Aston Villa and went on to make 31 appearances for the club before their hopes of a return to the Premier League were scuppered by 10-man Fulham in the play-off final.

Mauricio Pochettino said during the summer that the 21-year-old was part of his plans (Daily Mail) prior to him joining Sheffield Wednesday on a season-long loan deal.

Onomah has only made eight appearances for the Owls since making the switch and has not started a match for six weeks.

Sheffield United manager Jos Luhukay has explained the reason for the England Under-21 international’s absence by claiming that his form has not been up to standard.

Onomah’s time away from Tottenham has seen the likes of Harry Winks establish himself as a first-team regular, while 18-year-old Oliver Skipp was handed his first start in the Premier League at the weekend.

Luhukay explained via the official Sheffield Wednesday Facebook page: “He was not in his best form in the period that be played.

“His last game was Norwich (a 4-0 home defeat), it was not a happy game for the whole team, but also not for Josh.

“But he’s a young player, he is 21 years, and we hope that he can bring positive performances for Sheffield Wednesday in the next weeks and months.”

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