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“Awful”, “Brainless” – Many fans criticise “stupid” £1.4m man who is “going downhill”

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Sheffield Wednesday suffered their fourth defeat in a month after being comprehensively beaten 5-3 by Fulham on Saturday afternoon. A lot of players underperformed on the day but Dominic Iorfa particularly struggled. The 25-year-old started alongside Julian Borner and Tom Lees at centre-back, but the trio were torn apart by Fulham and criticised heavily on social media.

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Against Fulham, Iorfa played for 90 minutes, had 45 touches, won two aerial duels, completed 82.8% of his 29 passes, attempted four long balls with 25% accuracy, gave away four fouls, blocked one shot, made two clearances, won one free-kick, made two interceptions and made two tackles.

The £1.44m-rated defender joined Wednesday from Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2019 and has gone on to make 56 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals with three assists. Iorfa has made 44 appearances across the board this season and has been one of the more consistent performers under Garry Monk.

Wednesday have conceded 64 goals in 45 games this season, so the backline clearly needs work. The Owls are likely to be on the hunt for another centre-back due to a lack of depth, but it remains to be seen who will come in.

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