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Derby County fans react to Sam Winnall's first starting performance since joining from Sheffield Wednesday

Winnall moved to Derby County on loan from Sheffield Wednesday last month.

Derby County fans have given their assessment of Sam Winnall 's first performance as a starter since joining from Sheffield Wednesday .

Winnall had made three substitute appearances for Derby before Tuesday's trip to Brentford, scoring in the final one of those against Birmingham City.

And the 26-year-old got his reward at Griffin Park, although he failed to add to his Rams tally before his withdrawal after 69 minutes.

He did, however, set up Joe Ledley's opener in the capital, earning praise from a large section of the Derby County fanbase.

Here's what they've been saying on Twitter...

Cracking header back across goal from Winnall also

— Stefan Broome (@StefanBroome) 26 September 2017

Lawrence and Winnall are a bit decent

— Matt Giles (@MattGilo3) 26 September 2017

Nothing but praise for Winnall tonight. #dcfc

— Andy Buckley-Taylor (@BuckTaylor64) 26 September 2017

Winnall ran his socks off tonight! #dcfc

— SimonW (@SimonW_69) 26 September 2017

What a player Winnall is. Shame we don’t have a view to a permeanant, maybe we can put a bid in at some point? #dcfc

— Charlie (@_charliejsmith_) 26 September 2017

Disappointing not to hold on, but an away point is always good. Winnall looked good, Gutted for Bennett #dcfcfans

— Texas Ram (again) (@Turnstile49) 26 September 2017

Weimann was a good substitution, set up the goal but taking Winnall and Ledley off? Easily our best players today alongside my wee tommy

— el (@EleanorDallas) 26 September 2017 Winnall is due to spend the rest of the season at Pride Park, having traded places with Derby midfielder Jacob Butterfield.

But while Wednesday have an option to sign Butterfield on a permanent basis afterwards, the Owls continue to hold the cards where Winnall's future is concerned.

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The former Barnsley striker only moved to Hillsborough in January, but soon found himself behind Gary Hooper, Steven Fletcher and Jordan Rhodes in Carlos Carvalhal's plans.

Though early days, should Derby try to sign Winnall permanently from Sheffield Wednesday?

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