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Steve Bruce appointment could hand Josh Onomah a Hillsborough reprieve
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Steve Bruce appointment could hand Josh Onomah a Hillsborough reprieve

It has been a tough season so far for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Joshua Onomah. The England under-21 international is currently on loan at Sheffield Wednesday. He has struggled at times for The Owls. However, a recent public dressing down from manager Jos Luhukay suggests all was not well.

“He (Onomah) was not good enough. He brought nothing on the ball. He lost three, four, five balls right at the beginning. That is the reason why he came off and we changed it. Honestly, he had no influence on the game.”

– Jos Luhukay’s stinging criticism

The good news for Onomah is that Luhukay is gone. As reported by The Yorkshire Post, it is considered highly likely that he will now be replaced by Steve Bruce, which could be a blessing for Tottenham’s talented youngster.

Bruce, of course, signed Onomah on loan for Aston Villa last season.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 20 : Josh Onomah of Aston Villa scores for Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 20, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

The expected new Wednesday boss was clearly a big fan of the Tottenham youngster and felt he could add to Aston Villa’s cause. Whilst some Villa fans were never truly won over by Onomah, Bruce was a big fan.

The Tottenham youngster felt the same way. He spoke to the Express and Star about their relationship earlier this season.

“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.”

– Josh Onomah on Steve Bruce

If Bruce can install some confidence in Onomah once again it could see him greatly improve his performances for his loan club.

That can only be a positive thing long-term for Tottenham Hotspur. Here’s hoping Bruce gets the job, as it could save Onomah’s career at Wednesday and, subsequently, Tottenham.

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