Sheffield Wednesday picked up a deserved point against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, drawing 1-1 at Hillsborough, but Moses Odubajo put in a poor performance from the bench and drew criticism on social media.
He replaced the disappointing Jacob Murphy in the second half, but was caught the wrong side of Joe Lolley minutes later and saw the 26-year-old bear down on goal and hit the back of the net to put Forest 1-0 up.
Odubajo was then booked for a foul one minute later too, so supporters were understandable critical of his performance.
how many points has odubajo cost us this season? #swfc
— Elliot Reed (@ellsjr92) June 20, 2020
Those exact words just came out of my mouth, awful player
— Conneh (@ConnehMike) June 20, 2020
I really do want odubajo to turn his form around but to get wrong side of lolley within a couple of minutes of coming on which led to conceding is really annoying, Forest were there for the taking but at least wednesday didn’t lose #swfc
— Dean Missere (@DeanMissere) June 20, 2020
Thought we played okay yesterday. The players were up for it, Da Cruz in particular had an effect in his cameo after disappointing at Wednesday thus far. Still conceding sloppy goals, though (Odubajo was caught ball watching) #swfc
— Billy Seamus 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈. (@BillyFensterFen) June 21, 2020
#SWFC looking comfortable. Odubajo comes on. Loses his man. Forest score.
Football is truly back.
— NR 🦉 (@PolarNigel) June 20, 2020
— Added On Time (@added_on_time) June 20, 2020
Odubajo, 2 minutes on pitch, lost his man and concede. Then gets booked. Deary me. #swfc
— Nathan Sensicall (@Jasper_s91) June 20, 2020
Against Forest, Odubajo played for 23 minutes, made 19 touches, completed 83.3% of his 12 passes, whipped in one cross, played one long pass with 100% accuracy, gave away one foul, picked up one booking and won three free-kicks.
Since joining Wednesday on a free transfer from Brentford last summer, the 26-year-old has made 18 appearances in all competitions. The 26-year-old’s future looked uncertain after he fell down the pecking order and was made available for sale in January, but the right-back is determined to win his place back.
Odubajo hasn’t done himself any favours after Saturday, however, so it remains to be seen if he’ll feature against Bristol City on June 28.