Former Owls star Giles Coke names one Sheffield Wednesday gem who ‘deserves a lot of credit’ this season

Giles Coke has praised one Sheffield Wednesday player, saying he ‘deserves a lot of credit’.

Sheffield Wednesday have been showered with accolades in recent weeks after going six games unbeaten to avoid relegation from the Championship.

Despite spending the majority of the season in the bottom three, the Owls clinched their survival with a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on the penultimate day.

Danny Rohl was praised for his impact on the team’s success, while Josh Windass was another who had scored in three consecutive matches to help them survive.

Giles Coke, a former Wednesday midfielder, says one man who struggled for game time deserves more ‘recognition’.

Bailey Cadamarteri has “done unbelievably well.”

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Speaking to The Star, Coke stated: “Bailey’s [Cadamarteri] done phenomenally well; he’s come into a pretty difficult situation with the club not doing well at all. He deserves a lot of respect for coming in as a young guy into a team that was lacking confidence and doing what he did, scoring some vital goals.

“It offers a big message for the youth team, if they can see that then there’s no reason why they can’t do the same thing.”

Bailey Cadamarteri was promoted to the senior team only a month after Danny Rohl joined, and he scored three goals in his first five starts.

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Following Ike Ugbo’s arrival, the 19-year-old’s playing time rapidly decreased, and he only made two starts in their final 14 games.

Cadamarteri did, however, score in the 1-1 draw against Swansea City in March, his fourth and last goal of the season.

The teenager is progressing at the ideal speed.
The teenager was never expected to be Wednesday’s first-choice striker this season, and the club had been advised not to put too much pressure on him. Cadamarteri benefited from Ugbo’s impact since it allowed him to adjust to the senior team and prepare for a complete pre-season and campaign under Rohl.

The attacker’s future with the first team will depend on who the Owls bring in this summer, while the club should consider loaning him away if his minutes continue to dwindle. Cadamarteri has undoubtedly demonstrated his talent this season, and it bodes well for Wednesday’s future – whichever league it may be in.

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