Wednesday took the lead after 55 minutes with a goal from Dennis Adeniran but couldn’t capitalise on it before Lewis Montsma scored the equaliser for the away side, with Darren Moore’s side dropping another two points.
One Owls player who had very little impact on the game was Lee Gregory, who started the match but was taken off just after the hour mark to be replaced by Callum Paterson.
During his time on the pitch, the 33-year-old failed to even have one shot at goal, lost possession on 15 occasions, completed only seven out of his 11 passes, won just two of his 13 duels and made no crosses or key passes. He had just 25 touches all afternoon, losing the ball once for every 1.6 touches of the ball.
That all earned him a rather disappointing overall match rating of 6.3/10, making him the lowest-rated player on the pitch according to SofaScore, badly letting Moore down and making him a real liability for the team on this occasion.
Furthermore, Yorkshire Live writer Dom Howson’s verdict that the centre-forward “struggled to get into the game” sums up the sort of afternoon he had.
Wednesday signed Gregory during the previous summer transfer window from Championship club Stoke City for an undisclosed fee.
Since then, the striker – who is currently valued at £450k by Transfermarkt – has made 13 appearances for the Owls in League One after their draw against Lincoln, scoring five goals and providing two assists in the process and proving himself to be a decent signing for the Owls.
However, with Gregory also failing to impress in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Cambridge United in midweek prior to the Lincoln clash, perhaps it is a sign that now is the right time for Moore to take him out of the team for a period until he’s able to get his form back, particularly in front of goal. Otherwise, he could even find himself out of the club altogether if performances like this become the norm.