Sheffield Wednesday drew 1-1 at home to Birmingham City on Wednesday and Adam Reach was one of many players who came in for criticism from supporters on social media.
The 26-year-old didn’t create a lot of chances, didn’t beat an opponent in a one-on-one, failed to find a teammate with his crosses, frequently gave away the ball and made the mistake that led to Birmingham’s goal. He was eventually hooked in the second-half.
Just watching the match now. Thoughts:
Reach needs a rest.
Nando needs a start.
Iorfa is a beast.#swfc
— Papa Meerkat #SoItGoes (@NyeSpy) November 28, 2019
Thank god reach has gone off, absolutely dreadful #swfc
— Liam B (@Lbriggs88) November 27, 2019
Adam reach is shocking… I’m sorry… just shocking…. #swfc
— Dan (@dannit1984) November 27, 2019
How bad is Adam Reach #swfc
— Craig Williamson (@craig4271) November 27, 2019
Reach had an absolute stinker as well. #swfc
— OR_1992 (@OR19922) November 27, 2019
Would love to hear how Adam Reach ever starts ahead of Forestieri #swfc
— Mugglewump (@Mugglewump1) November 27, 2019
Dear Gary Monk, please start Nando and drop Reach. Thanks. #swfc
— Jamie Schofield. (@SchofieldJamie) November 27, 2019
Reach has been toss. Never been so pleased to see Big Atty. #swfc
— BartyOwl (@TheBartman277) November 27, 2019
Reach and Fox can go in January for me… Reach hasn’t been interested all season and Fox has had 3 good games in his whole career. #swfc
— Tim Rowson (@Tim_Rowson) November 27, 2019
Against Birmingham, Reach played for 66 minutes, made 43 touches, created one chance, completed 71.4% of 28 passes, whipped in four crosses, made one tackle, drew one foul, made one clearance and failed to register a shot.
Wednesday are without a win in their last five games ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Charlton Athletic, so Garry Monk could make one or two changes to ensure they stop the rot.
How will Sheffield Wednesday fare against Charlton Athletic?
Jacob Murphy was dropped against Birmingham after underperforming in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion, but he might be recalled for Reach against Charlton. Time will tell.
The Owls could also turn to Fernando Forestieri in attack, after he shone from the bench in midweek. With Wednesday scoring one or less goals in eight of their last nine games, change is needed.