Date: 3rd February 2020 at 3:22pm
Written by: Brian Morgan

Sheffield Wednesday failed to score against Millwall on Saturday afternoon, drawing the game 0-0, but a number of their attacking players still came away with credit for their performances. Fernando Forestieri was one of them, after coming off the bench to nearly swing the game in Wednesday’s favour.

The 30-year-old made his long-awaited return from injury in the second-half, replacing Kadeem Harris before the hour mark. He was positive in possession, linked up well with new-boy Alessio da Cruz, created a number of opportunities, drew multiple fouls and could have scored from one his three shots.

Against Millwall, Forestieri played for 35 minutes, made 31 touches, created two chances, had three shots, made one clearance, completed 66.7% of his 12 passes, made one tackle, whipped in one cross, made one successful dribble, drew four fouls and made one interception.

The Italian has made only 11 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating two goals. He’s spent the majority of the campaign sidelined due to suspension and a knee injury. Nevertheless, Forestieri showed on Saturday that he could be an important player for Garry Monk.

He could be handed a start in Wednesday’s next game against Barnsley.

How will Sheffield Wednesday fare against Barnsley?

Draw

Draw

Win

Win

Lose

Lose

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