In what was a day to forget for Sheffield Wednesday, Barry Bannan in particular will be someone who will be keen to move on as quickly as possible.
The Scotland international has been in disappointing form over these past few weeks and months, providing just one goal contribution in his previous 11 games in the Championship.
And his display in the Owls’ 3-1 defeat at home to Derby on Saturday afternoon was certainly a shocking one.
As per Sofascore, his 6.3 match rating was only better than goalkeeper Cameron Dawson in terms of Wednesday players who completed the full 90 minutes. And when you look at some of the numbers behind his performance, it is easy to see why.
The 30-year-old lost all seven of the duels that he was involved in, had no shots or dribbles whatsoever, made no tackles, and failed to deliver a single accurate cross from the whopping seven that he attempted.
It simply wasn’t his day at the office, and it was yet another case of him badly letting Garry Monk down. This after all, is a veteran midfielder who has proven he can be an instrumental figure for the side this season – he has seven assists in 34 games in the Championship.
But his displays in recent weeks have not been up to scratch, and with the Owls potentially trying to make a late push for the play-off places in this topsy-turvy campaign, they really cannot afford to have one of their main players be so under par.
Monk may have to have some stern words with the central midfielder in order to light a fire under him for the rest of this season.