Sheffield Wednesday star Adam Reach endured a shocking afternoon as the Owls edged closer to relegation from the Championship on Saturday.
Darren Moore’s side slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough, leaving the South Yorkshiremen four points adrift with only two games left remaining in their season.
An early mistake from Julian Borner set the tone for the rest of the match. The big German centre-back was robbed of possession by Yannick Bolasie, who fired home off a deflection after just 20 minutes.
Josh Windass got one back through the penalty spot but overall, it was another shameful display from Wednesday, with several key stars letting their absent manager down once again.
Reach proved to be the most ineffective and wasteful at left wing-back – the same side as Borner – and he did his teammate no favours defensively, managing no blocks or interceptions, only two tackles and was dribbled past on one occasion, as per SofaScore.
Things didn’t improve up the pitch either, and it meant that Callum Paterson either had to feed off scraps for service or it saw the Owls squander many a key chance.
For example, the visitors had five shots on target in total, in which Reach accounted for three of them (60%), whilst from seven crossing attempts, he only found an Owls player once.
Being wasteful with the ball was a recurring theme for the 28-year-old, whose £20k-per-week contract is set to expire at the end of the campaign.
As per SofaScore, Reach made only 63% of his 40 passing attempts – the second-worst of any Owls player – and he also lost the ball a whopping 30 times, eight more times than any of his teammates.
It’s this sort of disappointing end product that cost the Owls in front of goal, meaning they couldn’t atone for Borner’s blunder and left Boro with a chance to come out on top – which they did.
Reach was just one of many to let Moore down on Saturday.