Sheffield Wednesday: Matt Penney praised for his versatility by Jos Luhukay

Jos Luhukay has praised Owls youngster Matt Penney for his ability to play in a variety of positions.

Monday, 12th November 2018, 4:41 pm
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 4:44 pm
Matt Penney

Penney, normally a left-back, was deployed in a more advanced role in the goalless draw at Sheffield United.

And the versatility of the 20-year-old, who recently inked a contact extension until 2020, particularly pleased Luhukay.

'He's functional player and can play three or four positions,' said the Owls' chief.

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'The right-central defender from United is a very offensive player and Matt had to keep an eye on that and also midfield.

'He did his defending work good, especially in the first half.'

Penney has enjoyed a breakthrough season for the Owls, making 15 appearances so far.

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