Sheffield Wednesday were involved in Papa John’s Trophy action on Tuesday night and managed to snatch a late 2-1 win over Mansfield thanks to a Florian Kamberi goal.
After Lewis Wing put the away side in front, Stephen Quinn managed to level matters for the Stags. It looked like it might have been ending in a stalemate, only for the striker to send the three points home with the Owls thanks to a 93rd minute finish.
The player who claimed the assist for that winning strike is Theo Corbeanu, who has yet to get a regular run of games in the side so far since his move to Hillsborough.
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He’s been gifted time to play for Wednesday from the bench more often than not but after another impressive start for the club in the cup last night, there have now been more calls than ever from Owls fans for the player to be given a start in the league.
Corbeanu needs a run of games in the League.
Not a game here & there a run of games.
— SwfcFan (@SwfcFan12) October 5, 2021
Got to be starting in the league. Probably play Bannan on right wing
— Stephen Cullen (@culoid) October 5, 2021
If Corbeanu doesn’t play in the league I’m not gunna be happy. Been class this evening!
— William Gleadall (@Gleadyy) October 5, 2021
corbeanu is class
— kyle (@kyIesw) October 5, 2021
Everyone from day 1 said he was class, yet no chances apart from a few kick ups at half time.
— Adam whittaker (@Adamwhittaker12) October 5, 2021
Get him in 11!!!!
— B💫 (@swfcba) October 5, 2021
Corbs is class
— MyMateMarmite (@MarmiteOwl1867) October 5, 2021
It seems then that the majority consensus is for Corbeanu to be given a chance to shine in League One now. The 19-year old is only on loan from his current side Wolves but has already caught the eye at the Owls without even being given a league start yet.
The youngster even features for his national side of Canada and has proven in his short stints off the bench that there is certainly some talent there – and now Wednesday fans want to see if he can produce similar when given starts in League One.
Corbeanu does look sharp and even though he hasn’t had much chance to become a regular feature in Darren Moore’s side yet, he’s taken his opportunities in the cup games well.
Granted, the third tier is a whole different kettle of fish compared to the cup but from the flashes fans have seen of the winger, he looks a good prospect.
He’s certainly earned the chance to be given a start at Wednesday and if they can rejig their side to fit him in, then he should definitely be in the first-team consideration after another impressive showing against Mansfield on Tuesday night.