Josh Windass aims ruthless dig at Michael Duff

‘Unlucky!’: Josh Windass aims ruthless dig at Barnsley boss Michael Duff after netting winner for Sheffield Wednesday in League One play-off final for ‘saying we were out’ after Peterborough defeat

  • Wednesday turned around a four-goal deficit from their semi-final first leg
  • They went onto beat Barnsley to win promotion after two years in League One
  • Windass netted deep into stoppage time of extra time to ensure promotion 

Sheffield Wednesday hero Josh Windass aimed a brutal dig at Barnsley manager Michael Duff after his side’s promotion.

Windass netted the winner for his side in the third minute of stoppage time in extra time in the League One play-off final to send his side back to the Championship for the first time in three years.

Wednesday were promoted against the odds after losing the first leg of the semi-final to Peterborough 4-0, but they overturned the deficit to win on penalties after a 5-1 victory in the second leg.

They were made to wait against ten-man Barnsley but the wait was worth it as Windass sent the Wednesday fans into raptures with his late strike.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, the emotional forward mentioned Duff, who had apparently written off Wednesday after the loss to Peterborough.

Josh Windass aimed a brutal dig at Michael Duff after scoring the winner in the League One play-off final

Windass netted for Wednesday deep into stoppage time of extra time at Wembley on Monday

He claimed Duff (pictured) said Wednesday were ‘out’ after their loss to Peterborough in the first leg of their semi-final tie

‘To be fair I heard their manager left our game against Peterborough,’ he said. ‘He said we were out, so unlucky.’

The forward is the second member of his family to score at Wembley after his father Dean netted for Hull in the 2013 play-off final against Hull City.

Windass Jr admitted that wasn’t on his mind, though, in a game that lacked quality throughout.   

Josh followed his father, Dean, in scoring in a play-off final at Wembley, with Windass Snr netting for Hull in 2013

The forward admitted the game was of a poor standard but was pleased to secure the victory

‘Probably the worst standard of game you’ll ever watch,’ he said. ‘The standard of both teams was shocking, to be honest. No real quality on show and luckily we got the winning goal.

‘He scored a better goal. I wasn’t thinking about that to be honest. we worked all week on me playing off the front and trying to get to the edge of the box for cut backs and luckily in the last minute it came off.’

Windass scored 15 goals for Wednesday in their promotion campaign, providing seven assists as they finished third in the division.

It’s unclear if he’ll stay at the club after their promotion to the Championship with his deal up, but the club have the option to extend his stay for a further 12 months. 

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