If we could, I‘m sure we would return him now, rather than at the end of the season. Same with Muniz. However WBA don’t want him back despite wanting another midfielder, so we are stuck with an expensive bench warmer. More chance of Muniz leaving, but I reckon we will still end up paying his full loan fee and maybe even some of his wages. Our expensive loan mistakes this season along with luongo.
It's easy to say that with hindsight, but when Wilder signed Mowatt (and Luongo), we only had Howson in that position. Hackney was an average League 2 player last season.
Nobody would have predicted Hackney to have the season he's having now - and how much of his great season is down to learning from very experienced players in the same position in training...
Luongo didn't work out for us, but he's played over 200 championship games, so there is a player in there somewhere. Mowatt's played nearly 300.
We were in desperate need of a CM when we signed them, and on paper, without the luxury of hindsight, they were both good signings at the time.