Date: 17th February 2020 at 5:13pm
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Sheffield Wednesday have a number of poor performers from Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Reading, but Joey Pelupessy was one player to come away with fierce criticism from supporters after a below-par showing in midfield.

The 26-year-old started ahead of Barry Bannan and Josh Windass at the heart of the midfield but didn’t have a good afternoon and was eventually hooked at half-time.

Pelupessy worked hard to turn over possession and did drive with the ball from deep on a number of occasions, but he frequently misplaced passes and didn’t create any opportunities for the Wednesday’s attackers.

Against Reading, the 26-year-old played for 45 minutes, made 26 touches, won one aerial duel, completed 75% of his 16 passes, found a teammate with 50% of his long ball attempts, made two interceptions, gave away one foul, made three tackles and had two successful dribbles.

Pelupessy has made 14 appearances in all competitions this season, racking up 901 minutes of playing time. He hasn’t been a regular in 2019/20 but has been given more opportunities while Sam Hutchinson has been frozen out.

Unfortunately, the Dutchman hasn’t been on the winning side of any league game he’s started since October 2019.

Where will Sheffield Wednesday finish in the Championship?

1st - 6th

1st - 6th

7th - 14th

7th - 14th

15th - 21th

15th - 21th

22th - 24th

22th - 24th

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