After convincingly beating Sunderland 3-0 in their latest League One match in midweek, Sheffield Wednesday turn their attention to the FA Cup this weekend with a home clash against Plymouth Argyle on Sunday.
In terms of which players Owls manager Darren Moore could select to be in his starting XI for the FA Cup game at the weekend, one player that featured in the victory against the Black Cats and ended up playing a huge part in the game that we feel should be in the starting XI to face Plymouth is 19-year-old Theo Corbeanu.
Wednesday signed the Canadian on a season-long loan deal from Premier League club Wolves back in August. In 57 appearances for Wolves’ U18 and U23 side combined, he had managed to rack up 14 goals and four assists.
During the match against Sunderland, the on-loan attacker showed a similar sort of attacking prowess, managing to score Wednesday’s opening goal of the game before assisting their second striker. Furthermore, he racked up a passing accuracy percentage of 82% and won nine of the 14 duels he was involved in, ultimately earning himself an impressive overall match rating of 8.5/10 according to SofaScore.
This shows that the teenager made the most out of his first league start of the season for Moore’s side and why we feel he should be given the opportunity to do it again on Sunday in the FA Cup.
If Moore, who labelled Corbeanu’s performance against Sunderland as “excellent”, chooses to start him again on Sunday against Plymouth, we feel that the attacker has the ability to terrify the fellow League One side based on the attacking ability he showed in midweek. Even though Argyle are currently eight points and six places above the Owls in the league table at this moment in time, the forward will undoubtedly be a tough opponent for them at the weekend.
Given how Corbeanu only had five substitute appearances in League One under his belt before the Sunderland game, if he starts and delivers another solid performance against Plymouth, we feel that he should keep his place in the side beyond that to see if he can really kick on with his loan spell at the Yorkshire club.