Date: 2nd December 2019 at 6:40pm
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Tom Lees starred as Sheffield Wednesday returned to winning ways over the weekend, beating Charlton Athletic 3-1 at the Valley. The Owls picked up their first Championship win in six games and supporters credited Lees for keeping Charlton at bay.

The 29-year-old came in for the suspended Julian Borner, starting alongside Dominic Iorfa at centre-back, and impressed over the 90 minutes. Borner may struggle getting back into the side based on Lees’ latest performance. Charton registered just two shots on target at home, one of which was a header from the edge of the area.

Against the Addicks, Lees made 56 touches, won four aerial duels, made two tackles, drew one foul, made 11 clearances and made 41 passes. It was only the skipper’s third outing for Wednesday since August but he didn’t show any signs of rust.

The 29-year-old had been out of action for three months before returning to the squad in early-November. He started in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City (November 9) and came off the bench in their 1-1 draw with Birmingham City (November 27) before starting against Charton.

Garry Monk may have a selection headache ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Brentford.

How will Sheffield Wednesday fare against Brentford?

Win

Win

Draw

Draw

Lose

Lose

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