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Reaching high levels

2 December 2016


Having spent the majority of last season on loan with the Lilywhites, Adam Reach will welcome his former club to Hillsborough tomorrow.

Ahead of the game, the ex-Middlesbrough man has been praised by head coach Carlos Carvalhal for his high performance levels since joining the club.

The winger has shown fantastic versatility to operate in a number of positions, most recently at left back and also as a striker earlier in the campaign.

Discussing his performances at left full back during the trips to Fulham and Wolves, Carlos recalled:

“He played at left back against two of the most dangerous wingers in the competition and he did really fantastic.

“At Fulham, he played against Sone Aluko who has had a lot of influence in the games this season so far - probably the most influential player in the offensive part for Fulham. He played against him and did really very well.

“Last game he played against Helder Costa, I know him very well, he is also one of Wolves’ most influential players – he scores goals and gets assists – but Reach did absolutely fantastic again.



“When he plays left wing he plays well, when he plays striker - like he did at Cardiff - he plays very well also.

“We are very happy to bring in Adam Reach, understanding that he is a left winger but if he plays left back or if he plays like a striker, he plays all the time in the same high level.”

Reach scored four goals in 35 appearances last season for Preston and was an integral member of the squad but Carlos insists Reach does not need extra motivation this weekend explaining:

“To play for Sheffield Wednesday you don’t need extra motivation.

“When you play in front of the support we have at Hillsborough and then thousands of fans away from home and for fans around the world, you don’t need special motivation.

“He will play the same way, if he is selected, that he played in the previous games. He is doing really very well.”


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