Date: 2nd March 2020 at 4:45pm
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Sheffield Wednesday suffered a 3-1 defeat to Derby County on Saturday afternoon and Tom Lees was one of many players slaughtered by supporters for his performance.

Where will Sheffield Wednesday finish in the Championship?

1st - 6th

1st - 6th

7th - 14th

7th - 14th

15th - 21th

15th - 21th

22th - 24th

22th - 24th

The 29-year-old made numerous errors throughout the encounter at Hillsborough and was eventually hooked at half-time by Garry Monk – Dominic Iorfa replaced him.

For Derby’s first goal, Lees didn’t get tight enough to Chris Martin and allowed him to bring down a cross and lay the ball off to Tom Lawrence for a shot at goal. His effort deflected off the Wednesday centre-back and beat Cameron Dawson.

For their second goal, Lees was tackled by Martin in his own half and the Derby striker squared the ball for Lawrence to finish into the far corner. Derby could have scored four when Lees failed to control a clearance and mishit a backpass, but he recovered to block Martyn Waghorn’s shot.

It was a miserable showing over 45 minutes and may lead to Monk dropping the 29-year-old for Wednesday’s FA Cup fourth round clash with Manchester City. Lees clearly needs taking out of the spotlight he was short of confidence on Saturday, so Iorfa could return at centre-back alongside Julian Borner.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article