After securing a 2-1 win over Mansfield Town in the Papa John’s Trophy in midweek, Sheffield Wednesday are back in League One action this weekend with a showdown against Bolton Wanderers.
A late injury-time goal from Theo Corbeanu secured the victory for Darren Moore’s side in midweek after Lewis Wing opened the scoring in the second half, only for the visitors to equalise a few minutes later.
One player that played in midweek that failed to impress was Owls attacker Sylla Sow, who we feel should be dropped from the team to face Bolton at the weekend.
Wednesday signed Sow back in August from Dutch club RKC Waalwijk on a free transfer. Since then, the winger has made just two appearances for the Owls in League One, coming off the substitutes bench on both occasions.
During the match against the League Two side in midweek, Sow, who played through the entire game, only managed to rack up one shot at goal which was off target.
Furthermore, he won just four out of the ten duels he was involved in and lost possession on 12 occasions. That ultimately earned him a rather uninspiring overall match rating of 6.2/10, making him the lowest-rated Wednesday player on the day according to SofaScore.
Combine that with the fact that Wednesday’s previous league game lose at home to Oxford United left them in 12th place in the league table with 15 points, we feel that Wednesday need to make a change and do all they can to beat Bolton. That includes dropping Sow from the team.
In terms of who could replace the 25-year-old, we feel that Moore should bring either Lee Gregory or Callum Paterson back into the team who both have two league goals to their name for the match against Bolton.
Either way, we feel that Sow should return to the substitutes bench for this upcoming clash with the hope that he can make the most of his opportunity if he comes on at any point.
However, thinking about his long-term future at the club, the fact that he has only been there for a few months should be taken into account given his lack of regular playing time in the league. At the moment, there should be no concerns about his progression.