Sheffield Wednesday are back in action this weekend with a clash against AFC Wimbledon following their 1-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers in their previous League One outing.
Speaking ahead of the match against Wimbledon in his latest press conference to the club’s media, Owls manager Darren Moore revealed that Sam Hutchinson, Lewis Gibson, George Byers and Massimo Luongo will not be available for the clash.
However, one player that will be available for selection at the weekend that we feel should be in Wednesday’s starting XI against Wimbledon is Jack Hunt.
In the match against Bolton, Hunt was incredibly influential for his side.
During the 51 touches he took across 90 minutes, not only did Hunt manage to assist Lee Gregory’s winning goal in the second half, but he also managed to make two key passes and two accurate crosses during an eye-catching offensive display.
However, the wing-back was also exceptional from a defensive point of view, winning three interceptions, one tackle and one clearance, ultimately earning himself an overall match rating of 7.4/10, making him Wednesday’s joint-second highest rated player on the day according to SofaScore.
These statistics from the match prove how valuable Hunt was in all phases of play, which is why we feel he could be a great asset for the team in their next match against Wimbledon.
Wednesday originally signed Hunt on a loan deal from Premier League side Crystal Palace in 2015 before securing him on a permanent deal in the 2016 January transfer window. Hunt then joined Bristol City in the 2018 summer transfer window before returning to Hillsborough on a free transfer over the recent summer window.
Overall, the 30-year-old, who is currently valued at £1.35m according to Transfermarkt, has made a total of 119 appearances for the Yorkshire club, providing ten assists along the way and demonstrating just how much experience he can offer Moore’s side this season as they look to win promotion back to the Championship.
Looking ahead to the match against Wimbledon, we feel that Hunt should definitely be in the starting XI to see if he can not only help the team going forward again but also aid their cause in keeping another clean sheet as they did in the clash with Bolton.