Date: 9th February 2020 at 8:00am
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Joey Pelupessy was heavily criticised by supporters after Sheffield Wednesday drew 1-1 with Barnsley on Saturday. The 26-year-old started alongside Barry Bannan in midfield but didn’t put in a convincing performance and could be dropped by Garry Monk as a result.

Pelupessy barely had a touch of the ball, frequently relinquished possession, gave away a number of fouls and was hauled off after an hour as a result. Kieran Lee replaced Pelupessy at Oakwell and may be in contention of starting ahead of the Dutchman against Luton Town on Wednesday evening.

Against Barnsley, Pelupessy played for 65 minutes, made 23 touches, won two aerial duels, completed 58.8% of his 17 passes and made two interceptions. He failed to create a chance, gave away four fouls and failed to make a tackle.

The 26-year-old has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season, racking up only 505 minutes of Championship football.

Pelupessy hasn’t been a regular due to stiff competition from Lee, Sam Hutchinson, Massimo Luongo and Barry Bannan, but recent absences gave him a chance to prove his worth – Lee and Luongo were struggling with injuries while Hutchinson has was exiled from the first-team.

With Lee available for selection and Luongo returning, it’s hard to see Pelupessy keeping his place against Luton.

Where will Sheffield Wednesday finish in the Championship?

1st - 6th

1st - 6th

7th - 14th

7th - 14th

15th - 21th

15th - 21th

22th - 24th

22th - 24th

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