Darren Moore’s side are cut nine points adrift of safety following the 1-1 draw with only ten games left to play. An unfortunate Callum Paterson own goal cancelled out Josh Windass’ equaliser.
It’s clear that the 46-year-old still does not know his best starting XI – or formation – but plenty of the current squad are doing him no favours. At times, they looked too vulnerable to overcommit and ultimately, shot of confidence.
As outlined by YorkshireLive reporter Dom Howson, Wednesday’s struggles in front of goal continued against Huddersfield, managing only two shots on target. He also claims that their expected goals record since Moore was appointed is yet to improve either.
Moore deployed a 3-4-3 formation with Windass and Kadeem Harris playing either side of Jordan Rhodes. Only two of the trio surpassed a rating of 7.0 as per SofaScore.
The one that didn’t was Harris – the natural winger. In fact, he had a complete nightmare of an evening on that right flank before being hooked on the hour mark.
His 6.5 rating was the lowest of any Owls player, and it’s easy to see why.
The 27-year-old dynamo, valued at £1.35m by Transfermarkt, recorded the fewest touches (26) of any Wednesday starter which goes to show just how ineffective and incapable he was of making an impact in the game. Even Keiren Westwood had more between the sticks (45). That’s never a good sign.
Harris made 58 touches against the league leaders on Sunday, in a game they weren’t expected to do well in whatsoever.
With so few touches, the former Cardiff ace struggled immensely, failing to deliver an accurate cross to Rhodes whilst he was hugely wasteful with three of his shots failing to find the target with one of those attempts being a big chance missed, via SofaScore.
The 5 foot 9 dynamo also lost possession seven times, meaning one in 3.7 touches were merely him giving the ball back to the Terriers, whilst he won just four of seven duels, proving to be lightweight up against his opposite number.
Howson graded Harris among his worst performers in his post-match ratings column, and said: ‘Another frustrating evening. Carried the ball forward but there was no end product to his forward thrusts. Looked disappointed to come off after the break.’
All in all, it was a complete disasterclass from the £10k-per-week Owls man in front of a manager he needs to impress, one that is also still searching for his right team.
On that basis alone, Harris may not be given another opportunity.