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Wednesday must never play Pelupessy at RB again

Garry Monk doesn’t have the winning formula at Sheffield Wednesday at the moment.

The former Leeds manager has overseen just one victory in his last 12 attempts, and things aren’t looking good at Hillsborough.

To be fair to Monk, he has recognised that something needs to change.

The gaffer has tinkered with his plans a fair bit, whether that’s freezing players out of the squad or bringing youngsters into the fold, and he’s been looking to make tweaks to improve the team’s fortunes.

Unfortunately, his most recent attempt to change things didn’t work all that well.

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Indeed, at the weekend Monk had his side line up with a back five that included Joey Pelupessy playing at right-back.

The Dutchman is usually deployed as a midfielder, but he has played as a right-back a handful of times in his career.

However, this was the first time he’d played as a full-back for the Owls, and realistically it should be the last.

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Pelupessy had an absolute stinker at St Andrew’s. Not only was he subbed off at half-time, but he had the lowest WhoScored rating of any player that started for the Owls on Saturday, and it’s not hard to see why.

He had a lowly pass success rate of 70 per cent, and he made just one tackle while also doing very little going forward, attempting no crosses and not playing a single key pass.

Pelupessy is often criticised by the Wednesday fanbase, and this performance was one of his worst in recent weeks as he put up his lowest WhoScored rating as a starter (6.17) since late October when the Owls took on Leeds.

Should Pelupessy ever play right-back again

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Monk must make sure that he doesn’t pay the 26-year-old at right-back again. Wednesday have plenty of options in that spot with Liam Palmer, Osaze Urhoghide and Dominic Iorfa all capable of playing there.

The last thing Pelupessy needs is even more ammunition for the fans to fire at him.

In other news, Sheffield Wednesday were stung by Garry Monk’s stubbornness on Saturday.

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