A number of Sheffield Wednesday players came in for criticism after Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Reading, but some supporters singled out Dominic Iorfa for his countless errors over the 90 minutes.
The 24-year-old was caught out by a through ball to Yakou Meita for Reading’s opening goal and gave away a penalty late in the game that was converted. He’s not been in the best form for some time and fans have lost their patience.
Iorfa might be fast but he does not read the game well and just can't function with the ball at his feet. Duno what to say about Borner, he was solid and covering moves like this earlier in the season, now he hasn't a clue.
— Rich Hargreaves (@rkhargreaves) February 15, 2020
Iorfa has now conceded a penalty in the first and final minute over the previous two games showing that he switches off and isn’t mentally prepared; something not right behind closed doors. #swfc
— Vital Wednesday (@VitalWednesday) February 15, 2020
Thought we were looking better than we have for a long time until the goal. Too easily carved apart and not recovered since. Iorfa is woefully out of form and not sure how he’s still starting. Nuhiu is no good starting matches as proven again. Still we hope for a miracle #swfc
— Chris Platts (@ChrisPlatts8) February 15, 2020
Watching a re-run of the goals again. Iorfa and Dawson woeful. Not just one or two games. Iorfa penalty was comical. Was a huge fan not anymore. No leadership at all. Zero chance of winning a game with defending like that . Awful #swfc @swfc pathetic
— k (@klm35097632) February 16, 2020
Been saying this for weeks, Iorfa has to make last ditch tackles because a lot of the time it's his mistakes that cause the issues, unpopular opinion as most #swfc fans think he's the best CB at the club. Dawson needs dropping only player not to pay for continuous errors.
— Douglas Plenty 🦉⚽️ (@stoulson1976) February 16, 2020
Against Reading, Iorfa played for 90 minutes, made 58 touches, won four aerial duels, created one chance, completed 71.7% of his 46 passes, found a teammate with four of his 10 passes, made two tackles, gave away three fouls, made two interceptions, drew one foul and made one clearances.
The 24-year-old has made 32 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating three goals. Iorfa has been a regular under Garry Monk, playing alongside Julian Borner and Tom Lees at times, but he may find his place at risk unless he can improve.
Wednesday have conceded 12 goals in their last six games and have only picked up five points since Boxing Day. They next face Birmingham City on Saturday.