Date: 20th January 2020 at 3:14pm
Written by: Brian Morgan

No player came away with much credit from Sheffield Wednesday’s 5-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers, but Jacob Murphy was singled out by supporters for his poor performance. The 24-year-old saw very little of the ball over the 90 minutes and failed to create a single opportunity for his teammates.

Murphy has struggled for form since joining Wednesday on loan from Newcastle – 21 league appearances, three goals, one assist. He’s been inconsistent on the wing which has resulted in Garry Monk sometimes swapping him Kadeem Harris or Adam Reach.

Against Blackburn, Murphy made 32 touches, completed 76.9% of his 13 passes, whipped in one cross, made three clearances, drew one foul, made one successful dribble and had one shot on target. The wide-man failed to create a chance or find a teammate with a cross. He was dispossessed four times and made three unsupported touches.

Murphy has scored just one league goal since early-November and has only one assist to his name this season. He’s not set the place alight since joining from Newcastle which may be why Monk has been looking to sign Josh Sims from Southampton.

Should Sheffield Wednesday cancel Jacob Murphy's loan?

Yes

Yes

No

No

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