Many Sheffield Wednesday supporters have been bemoaning the lack of impact that Connor Wickham has made for the Owls in his first few matches back at the club, following his performance in their 1-0 defeat at Luton Town.
Garry Monk gave Wickham his debut in Sheffield Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Barnsley last weekend, and he again named the striker in his starting line-up for the trip to struggling Luton, but the Crystal Palace loanee struggled to really make much of an impact on the game throughout the ninety minutes.
It was hoped that Wickham could come into the club and make an instant impact in helping to replace the goals lost by Steven Fletcher being ruled out through injury, but so far the striker is taking some time to adapt to life back in the Championship with the Owls.
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A lack of high quality service up to him was a factor in Wickham struggling to get into the game against Luton, and the Owls will be needing to find a way of getting better service into him in the penalty area, if they are going to allow him to prove his worth throughout the rest of the campaign.
Given Wickham had not been featuring heavily for Crystal Palace throughout the opening half of the campaign, and that the forward has been struggling through injury problems in the last few seasons, it was always likely to take time for him to get back up to his best.
Here then, we take a look at what Sheffield Wednesday supporters made of Wickham’s performance on social media…
Can’t keep playing Wickham up front on his own, he needs help he needs support. Need to play 2 strikers + maybe a 10 too. Playing Harris and Murphy as wing backs is unacceptable. #swfc
— 🦉 J.B.H 🦉 (@__JBH___) February 13, 2020
I hope the fans wanting Wickham back have removed their rose tinted glasses. His performances thus far are more indicative of the years of injury, lack of game time and abject lack of goals since he last played for us all those years ago #swfc
— Phil Marsh (@philsteruk) February 12, 2020
Nuhiu & Wickham 🤝 having the mobility of a sandbag #swfc
— Oliver Glover (@OliverGlover9) February 12, 2020
Does anyone know what was the point in signing wickham? #swfc poor lads a spectator
— Dean Missere (@DeanMissere) February 12, 2020
Wickham looks sharp #swfc 👀
— thomas milnes (@tprowl) February 12, 2020
FF at Left WingBack. Murphy finished at RB. Bannan doesn’t want to be there. Wickham 3-4 games off Sharpness. Dawson ZERO confidence. Iorfa couldn’t control or Pass. Lees poor. The list goes on…
His players, staff whatever… Poor from Monk in recent weeks… #swfc
— MDG (@gllwy1867) February 12, 2020
When is Wickham making his debut? #swfc
— Lee Fisher (@LeeJFisher1) February 12, 2020