It has been a mixed start to the League One season for Sheffield Wednesday, as they look to bounce back after relegation from the Championship in 2020/21.
After claiming ten points from their first four league games of the campaign, Darren Moore’s side have now taken just five points from their last six league outings.
That has left the Owls 12th in the third-tier standings, but after an impressive transfer window that saw a number of new players arrive at Hillsborough, Moore will be keen to turn things around quickly, to ensure he meets expectations at the club.
So with that mind, we’ve taken a look at who what has been the best starting XI for Wednesday over the course of the campaign so far.
In goal, on-loan Burnley man Bailey Peacock-Farrell has established himself as the club’s number one between the posts, and despite some poor moments in recent weeks, his early season form showed he can still be a more reliable option at this level.
Dominic Iorfa and Chey Dunkley remain a solid pair of options in the centre of defence who could be key to keeping things tight at the back for the Owls, as is Liam Palmer at right-back.
Meanwhile Marvin Johnson, signed on a free in the summer, has emerged as a somewhat surprising but nonetheless impressive presence at left-back for Darren Moore’s side.
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Another summer signing, Dennis Adeniran has been something of a revelation in midfield, and was recently named the club’s player of the month for September, following some dominant performances in the centre of the park for the Owls.
Barry Bannan remains a key creative spark from midfield for Wednesday, while like Adeniran, Sam Hutchinson remains a solid and combative figure in that position.
Further forward, Jaden Brown is another to have caught the eye with some energetic performances out wide.
Lee Gregory meanwhile, looks to have found a new lease of life since arriving at Hillsborough in the summer, with the 33-year-old seemingly relishing the task of leading the line for Wednesday, with two goals and two assists already.
Callum Paterson is another who continues to provide a threat upfront, with the quality of his recent matchwinner against a reminder of just why the Owls are seemingly so keen to secure him to a new contract.