Sheffield Wednesday were supposed to be in midweek League One action on Tuesday evening with an away clash against Fleetwood Town, only for the fixture to be postponed as a result of overnight storm damage to Highbury Stadium.
In a recent statement from the club, it has been revealed that “the game has had to be postponed due to safety concerns after the high winds over the last 48 hours caused structural damage to the Parkside Stand.”
With that in mind, Darren Moore’s side next game will see them take on Charlton Athletic at home on Saturday afternoon.
Now that the Owls have the entire week to prepare for their next match, one player that was not in the starting XI for their recent 3-1 win over Doncaster Rovers that we feel should be in the team to take on Charlton at the weekend is centre-back, Lewis Gibson.
However, the defender managed to rack up 19 minutes of action at the weekend after replacing Ciaran Brennan in the second half against Doncaster.
In those 19 minutes, the loanee managed to make a rather impressive impact by not only assisting Saido Berahino’s goal but also by completing 14 passes, winning three of the four duels he was involved in and making one successful dribble.
This cameo performance earned the defender an overall match rating of 7.1/10 from SofaScore, which is rather impressive considering how long he was on the pitch for and how little action he’s seen beforehand.
With that in mind, if the Englishman can get through this week of training unscathed, he should definitely be in Moore’s thoughts for a potential place in the starting XI to take on Charlton to see if he can pick up where he left off against Doncaster and do it for the whole 90 minutes this time around.
Given how disappointing his season has been since leaving Goodison Park, it would be great to see Gibson, who has been described as being “the real deal” in the past by Joey Barton, get some consistent games under his belt before his loan deal at Wednesday ends.