Sheffield Wednesday’s quest to secure an immediate return to the Championship has hit a stumbling block in recent weeks as they have failed to deliver the goods on a consistent basis in the third-tier.
A run of one win in their last five league games has resulted in the Owls losing ground in the race for a top-six finish.
Given that the transfer window is now open, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if Darren Moore decides to bolster his squad in the coming weeks.
One of players who has been linked with a move to Hillsborough is Haydon Roberts.
According to Yorkshire Live, Wednesday are interested in signing the Burnley centre-back on a temporary deal.
Providing that the Owls are able to secure the services of Roberts for the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign, this particular deal could have a knock-on effect on some of the club’s players.
Here, we have decided to take a look at one winner and one loser at Wednesday if the club strikes an agreement with the Premier League defender…
Winner: Bailey Peacock-Farrell
Since sealing a loan move to Wednesday from Burnley last year, Bailey Peacock-Farrell has managed to establish himself as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper.
However, despite producing some impressive performances in the third-tier, the Northern Ireland international has only managed to claim seven clean-sheets at this level during the current term.
If Roberts is able to hit the ground running at Hillsborough by providing cover for Peacock-Farrell, the keeper is likely to add to this aforementioned tally in the coming months.
By preventing the club’s opponents from scoring on a regular basis in the third-tier, Peacock-Farrell could play an influential role in his side’s push for a play-off place.
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Loser: Marvin Johnson
During the seven league games that he has played in this position for the Owls, the club have only managed to prevent their opponents from scoring on three occasions.
Particularly poor during Wednesday’s 5-0 defeat to Sunderland last month, Johnson recorded an underwhelming WhoScored match rating of 5.63 at the Stadium of Light.
If the Owls seal a move for Roberts, Johnson is likely to fall down the pecking order at Hillsborough due to the fact that the Burnley man is more suited to this particular position.
In order to prevent this from happening, the 31-year-old will need to step up to the mark when his side face Plymouth Argyle and Oxford United later this month.