Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Jose Semedo was grateful for the reception afforded to him at the Valley on Monday night, as he returned to Charlton for the first time since leaving the club in the summer.

Semedo was the Addicks' player of the year last season, but departed for pastures new after his contract with Charlton expired.

It is often the case that former players can expect a hostile reception when they visit their old club, but Semedo was greeted with applause from the fans that used to idolise him.

"I was very happy to come back and see some of my old team mates and ex-manager," said the 26-year-old.

"It was great to see the fans, I have a lot of respect for them and it was good of them to applaud me like they did when I came off."

Monday's encounter, meanwhile, ended 1-1 after the Owls had gone down inside three minutes following a Bradley Wright-Phillips rasper from 18 yards.


 

But Clinton Morrison ensured Gary Megson's side travelled back to Yorkshire with a point, and Semedo felt a share of the spoils was a fair result.

"We didn't perform like we know we can in the first half but we kept at it and got our rewards in the second half," he added.

"I had a great time at Charlton but I have joined another fantastic club. There are some great people here and I am very happy at Sheffield Wednesday."

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