Sheffield Wednesday’s poor run of form in the Championship continued at the weekend, as they fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.
David Wheeler scored the only goal of the game at Adams Park, as the CHairboys picked up their first win in the second-tier this season, which saw them pull clear of Garry Monk’s side in the table.
Sheffield Wednesday remain rooted to the bottom of the second-tier standings after their opening nine matches of the season, but are now ten points adrift of safety.
So, it’s unsurprising that Monk is facing pressure from some of the Sheffield Wednesday supporters over his current position in charge of the club.
They had a tricky start to this year’s campaign, having been deducted 12 points for off-the-field problems, which saw them drop to the bottom of the Championship table.
But the Owls are now winless in their last four matches, and this dismal run of form has seen the Hillsborough faithful grow increasingly inpatient.
Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Izzy Brown took to social media following the defeat to Wycombe, and was quick to acknowledge that the squad take responsibility for the defeat, and issued a defiant statement ahead of their match against AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday evening.
We take full responsibility for today, it wasn’t good enough from us. We will keep fighting, onto Tuesday now!
— Isaiah Brown (@izzyjaybrown) October 31, 2020
Brown’s assessment comes after Monk accepted responsibility for the defeat to Wycombe Wycombe Wanderers, which was a statement that plenty of the Sheffield Wednesday supporters agreed with.
Brown and his Sheffield Wednesday team-mates will be looking to pick up a much-needed win midweek, when they return to action against Bournemouth.
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They’ve been no-where near good enough in recent weeks.
Sheffield Wednesday have got the quality in their squad to be challenging higher up the Championship table, but for one reason or another, something isn’t working.
The pressure is certainly on Garry Monk, and I really wouldn’t be surprised to see him relieved of his duties in the near future, despite Brown taking responsibility for the players.
It’ll be interesting to see what the reaction is from his players in their next match though, as you have to imagine that he could be sacked if they fail to pick up a positive result.