Date: 9th March 2020 at 7:32pm
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Sheffield Wednesday suffered a 5-0 defeat to Brentford on Saturday and Alessio Da Cruz was one of many players criticised for his performance at Griffin Park. The 23-year-old made his seventh appearance for Wednesday, starting on the wing against the Bees, but he struggled to make an impact and was hooked at half-time.

Where will Sheffield Wednesday finish in the Championship?

1st - 6th

1st - 6th

7th - 14th

7th - 14th

15th - 21th

15th - 21th

22th - 24th

22th - 24th

Da Cruz failed to register a shot, make a tackle, create a chance, whip in a cross or make an interception. He completed only two passes in 45 minutes and had seven touches of the ball, so Garry Monk had little choice but to bring him off. Da Cruz and Josh Windass were both replaced for Fernando Forestieri and Connor Wickham.

Since joining on loan from Parma in January, Da Cruz has failed to score or make an assist in his seven outings for Wednesday. It’s hard to see him starting when the Owls lock horns with Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Should Monk opt to leave out the Netherlands forward, Kadeem Harris may start on the wing.

Wednesday finished the weekend 15th in the Championship with 48 points from 37 games. Ahead of their meeting with Forest, the Owls have lost nine of their last 14, picking up just two wins in this time.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article