Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday RECAP: Garry Monk on debuts, exclusions and more after Owls' Carabao Cup exit

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Thursday, 24th September 2020, 12:34 am

Stay with us for the team news, build-up, updates and reaction as Sheffield Wednesday take on Fulham in the Carabao Cup – Garry Monk has handed out another debut to a young Owl from the academy.

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Sheffield Wednesday were beaten 2-0 by Fulham tonight. (Glyn Kirk/NMC Pool/PA Wire)

Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday LIVE: Team news, build-up, updates and reaction

Last updated: Thursday, 24 September, 2020, 10:03

  • Wednesday face Fulham tonight in the Carabao Cup (7pm)
  • It’s expected to be a much-changed line-up at Craven Cottage for both sides
  • Stay with us for build-up, match updates and reaction and analysis
  • FFC XI: Rodak, Odoi, Hector, Ream, Robinson, Knockaert (Carvalho, 78), Onomah (Seri '62), Johansen, Kebano, De Cordova-Reid, Kamara (Francois, 71).
  • SWFC XI: Wildsmith, Palmer (Penney, 71), Shaw, Borner, Brennan, Odubajo, Pelupessy, Dele-Bashiru, Waldock, Reach, Kachunga (Hagan, 82).

Some thoughts from the boss

'No disgrace for the youth tonight' - Sheffield Wednesday fans react to Carabao Cup defeat at Fulham

Sheffield Wednesday’s Carabao Cup adventure came to an end this evening with a 2-0 defeat against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Why Sheffield Wednesday lined up two subs short in their 2-0 defeat to Fulham

Two late withdrawals meant Sheffield Wednesday lined up with only five substitutes as they bowed out of the Carabao Cup in a creditable 2-0 defeat at Fulham.

Was 2-0 a fair reflection of that game? By the end, probably. But when Fulham went 2-0 up it was more their clinical finishing than their performance that saw them in front at Craven Cottage.

It was Wednesday’s first defeat of the season, and they conceded their first goal in months, but there was nothing to be ashamed of as a very young Owls side were undone by a strong Cottagers outfit that just had that little bit extra quality and experience in the end.

I thought Waldock had a very solid debut, I thought the team approached things well and didn’t throw in the towel when the second goal went in. For that, they should be commended.

I said before the game that a Carabao Cup shouldn’t be the end of the world, and that remains the case - even more so given the XI selected and the performance they put on.

Ultimately Sheffield Wednesday need to focus on the Championship, and while their run in the Carabao Cup is at an end, it certainly served a purpose for Garry Monk and his new-look Owls. - JC

People look at the changes, but with the way the squad composition is, that is our squad. Some of the younger ones aren’t quite first team players yet, but the others are.

We need to get minutes into players as well, and we came here tonight to compete. We have to keep moving that way.

I’m hopeful, yeah. At a stretch he could’ve played tonight, but he’s in such a good place that we didn’t want to risk him. Hopefully he’s back in contention for the weekend.

He knows it’s a clean slate, and it’s about whoever is performing in those positions. Your job when you’re out of the squad is to perform and get back in - that’s his job now.

He has speed and energy. He needs a lot of work but he came off the bench and gave us that.

It’s all with the EFL… We’ve been assured that it’s imminent. It’s not a club issue, it’s with the EFL.

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