Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to put together a positive run of results at the earliest of opportunities, as they look to pull themselves out of the relegation zone.
The Owls are currently sat 23rd in the Championship table, and are four points adrift of safety after their opening 15 matches of this year’s campaign.
One player that hasn’t had much of an opportunity to impress newly-appointed Owls boss Tony Pulis is attacking midfielder Izzy Brown, who impressed out on loan with Luton Town last season.
Speaking in a pre-match press conference ahead of their match against Norwich City, Pulis spoke out on his decision not to hand a start to Brown so far in his tenure in charge of the club.
“It’s difficult at the moment because of time.
“Even training time has been cut down and we’re resting, playing, resting, playing and to make an assessment of some of the players at the moment is very, very difficult.”
Pulis went on to admit that Brown has been ‘unlucky’, before labelling the selection dilemma as a ‘difficult situation at the moment’, as the Owls look to put together a positive run of form heading towards the festive period.
“He’s probably been unlucky along with three or four of the players that I haven’t given him the opportunity or the chance to show what he can do in games.
“But the ones that have played and that have been part of it have all done OK. It’s a difficult situation at the moment.”
Pulis and his Sheffield Wednesday side are set to return to action this weekend, when they take on league-leaders Norwich City at Carrow Road, in what is certain to be a tricky test for the Owls.
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You would imagine he’ll start sooner rather than later.
Brown has already shown that he can perform to a high standard in the Championship, having caught the eye with some impressive showings with Luton Town on loan last term.
But with a hectic run of fixtures heading into the festive period, you would imagine that Brown will get a chance in the starting XI for Sheffield Wednesday.
With Barry Bannan a doubt heading into their game against Norwich this weekend, Brown’s opportunity to impress could come sooner rather than later it seems.