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‘Shoehorned into the team’ – Many Sheffield Wednesday fans have an opinion on defender

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Many Sheffield Wednesday supporters have been bemoaning the performance of Tom Lees and suggesting that his place in the side should be under threat, following the Owls’ 1-0 defeat at Luton Town.

Garry Monk elected to change his formation to 3-5-2 for the trip to Luton in a bid to try and get the Owls back on track following a run of just one win in seven Championship matches, which meant that Lees was moved to the right-hand side of a back three alongside Dominic Iorfa and Julian Borner.

That tactical change, though, did not pay off for the Owls, who for large parts of the game looked uncomfortable in that set up, and Lees was one player who struggled to adapt to his role on the right-hand side of their defence throughout the game against Luton.

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Lees got off to the worst possible start to the game, with the defender involved in a tangle with Luton’s Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu inside the penalty area in the opening 30 seconds of the game, which led to the hosts being awarded a first minute spot kick, but he was somewhat bailed out by James Collins hitting the woodwork from the penalty spot.

The defender, though, never really managed to recover from that poor start to the game and looked to be lacking in confidence throughout the ninety minutes, and he could not help the Owls record a clean sheet, with Collins making amends for his earlier penalty miss by scoring the only goal of the game on 23 minutes.

Here then, we take a look at what Sheffield Wednesday supporters made of Lees’ performance against Luton on social media…


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