'Izzy Brown finally' - what Sheffield Wednesday fans are saying about Chelsea loan man's return to face Luton Town

Neil Thompson, the Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager, has made four changes to his starting XI for today’s game against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road – with Izzy Brown handed a start for the first time since September.

Saturday, 27th February 2021, 2:30 pm

Thompson has rung the changes again following his side’s 3-0 defeat at Brentford in midweek, the Owls’ third successive reverse to deepen their relegation worries and leave them second-bottom in the Championship going into the weekend’s round of games.

As well as a rare starting place for Chelsea loan man Brown against his former club, there’s also recalls for Josh Windass and Callum Paterson up front as well as Julian Borner in defence.

Adam Reach, Elias Kachunga Jordan Rhodes and Liam Palmer all drop to the bench.

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Sheffield Wednesday's Izzy Brown has been handed a rare start for this afternoon's game against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Writing on Twitter, our Owls reporter Alex Miller posted: “The last time Izzy Brown started for Sheffield Wednesday, Sam Hutchinson still hadn't made his debut for FC Pafos.”

And here’s how Wednesdayites on Twitter have reacted to the team selected by Thompson for the clash with Nathan Jones’ Hatters.

@growlers6 Borner deserves a chance. He’s no worse or better than Dunkley. Let’s hope he takes it. Borner did well with this formation early season.

@StevieClay Let’s see you take the chance @izzyjaybrown.

@DannyCopley4 Different again. Looks good to me. Not a massive Rhodes fan tbf. Not sure why Dunks on bench! Bit of attacking power on bench though ... got a feeling NT’s testing water in first half with few different options to choose from in second half.

@markb73 Does Rhodes really deserve to be dropped again?

@SebWalker5 Bar Westwood and Luongo, this could be our best side.

@BigAl_simon Brown starts. We've been crying out for some creativity, hopefully he can live up to his pre-season hype.

@wiz1989 Of course Rhodes deserves to be dropped - performance in midweek was abysmal.

@JBH_swfc Izzy Brown finally.

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