After losing at home to Oxford United in their previous League One outing due to a late injury-time winner, Darren Moore’s side were back in action yesterday with a clash against Bolton Wanderers which saw the Owls secure all three points with a 1-0 victory.
A second-half strike from Lee Gregory was all that was needed for the Yorkshire club to secure the win which has now lifted them to ninth in the table.
One other player who stood out for Wednesday was full-back Liam Palmer, who played the entirety of the match and blocked four shots, made two interceptions, two clearances and one tackle in the game and won three out of the four duels in which he was involved. That ultimately earned him an overall match rating of 7.6/10, making him Wednesday’s joint-highest rated player on the day alongside goalscorer Gregory according to SofaScore.
So far this season, the 30-year-old has played 90 minutes in all of Wednesday’s League One games in a number of defensive positions, showing just how important and versatile he has been for Moore and the team.
In addition to his impressive match statistics, particularly on the defensive side of his game, Wednesday journalist Dom Howson said that Palmer “put his body on the line for the team” in what was a “solid showing” from the defender against Bolton. That shows just how important he was on the day in helping the Owls to keep a clean sheet.
Moving forward, with Wednesday’s next league game taking them to AFC Wimbledon next weekend, we feel as though Palmer should definitely keep his place in the team for that match based on his impressive display against the Trotters on Saturday.