Sheffield Wednesday: Player ratings from the 1-1 draw with Birmingham City
The Owls were held to a 1-1 draw at Hillsborough on New Year's Day.Â Here, we give our player ratings.
KEIREN WESTWOODÂ Â Â 6
Couldn't really do much about the equaliser. Had another relatively quiet game with City not really testing him at all.
LIAM PALMERÂ Â Â 6
Struggled to get forward as much as he has in recent games but showed glimpses of quality and plenty of spirit to close out Birmingham attacks.
TOM LEESÂ Â Â Â 7
The skipper looks rejuvenated under Lee Bullen and provided the assist for Wednesday's opener when he nodded into the path of Fletcher.Â
MICHAEL HECTORÂ Â Â 7
Classy display in the first half but was at fault for the equaliser. Allowed Adams too much space in the area and was duly punished. That aside, the partnership between him and Lees is blossoming.Â
MORGAN FOXÂ Â Â 7
Defended well against the lively Jota and put in a handful of good crosses. After plenty of criticism, the full-back looks as though he is winning the supporters around.Â
BARRY BANNANÂ Â Â Â 7
Showed glimpses of real quality and seemed spurred on by the Birmingham fans who constantly booed him for his Aston Villa connections. Classy passes were aplenty from the Scot but he couldn't force a match-winning one.
SAM HUTCHINSONÂ Â Â 7
Is getting better game by game and started his third match inside a week. Was again a key man shielding the defence and put in some crunching tackles. Makes you wonder how Jos Luhukay consistently overlooked him.
GEORGE BOYDÂ Â Â Â 7
Again, showed willing and never stopped running. Has quickly reintegrated into the first team and showed plenty of desire with his excellent work-rate evident throughout.
ADAM REACHÂ Â Â Â 6
Started brightly but had a more low-key second half. Couldn't manoeuvre as much space as he would have liked and didn't make as much an impact on the contest as you would have hoped for. Could have pinched it late on.
MARCO MATIASÂ Â Â Â 7
Another busy display from the Portuguese forward. Played his part in pressuring the City backline and had a great chance in the second half but was kept out thanks to a good reaction stop from Camp.Â
STEVEN FLETCHERÂ Â Â 8
Took his goal well, swivelling and firing beyond Lee Camp. Was once again a key focal point and pressed and harried City's defence superbly.Â
SAM WINNALL for Boyd 89 - N/A
ATDHE NUHIU for Fletcher 89 - N/A