Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Joshua Onomah has spoken out about his loan spell with Aston Villa, as reported by Birmingham Live.
The 21-year-old represented the Villains during the 2017/18 campaign, making 33 appearances and stepping off the bench in the play-off final defeat to Fulham.
Onomah, who is contracted to Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur, made another temporary switch in the summer and joined Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls occupy sixth place in the Championship but the England under-21 international has yet to establish himself in Jos Luhukay’s midfield.
He has recently opened up about his time in the Midlands and also spoke about the impact he feels that he can have at Hillsborough.
“I was on loan at Aston Villa last season and I was in and out of the team but this time round I hope to cement a place in the team and play as many games as I can.
“I have to take every game as it comes but I want to gain as much experience as possible.
“I still feel there is more to come from me, I missed out on pre-season so I still feel like I can get fitter. Once I get fitter, I feel I like I can impact games a lot by getting goals and assists and that’s what I’m looking forward to.”
The midfielder has also discussed the heartbreak of last season’s Wembley defeat:
“It was heartbreaking. The whole team worked hard to get to this point of trying to get promoted into the Premier League.
“Stuff happens in football and you’ve just got to bounce back and learn from it. We kept our heads up and credit to the fans for cheering us on all the way to the final whistle.
“The experience here has been excellent. I’ve learned a lot. There’s been a few ups and downs and I’ve just got to get my head around this result and come back for pre-season and start again.”
Onomah publicly backed Steve Bruce prior to his dismissal, insisting that he was ‘an amazing guy‘:
“Steve Bruce is an amazing guy. On and off the pitch, he always made sure that I was feeling good. I learned a lot from him.”
Sheffield Wednesday host Middlesbrough on Friday evening and Aston Villa will lock horns with Graham Potter’s Swansea City on Saturday.