Sheffield Wednesday: Garry Monk delivers verdict on wing ace Kadeem Harris

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has pledged to help take Kadeem Harris's game to new heights.

Friday, 4th October 2019, 12:04 am

The exciting wide man has made a strong start to his Owls career since arriving on a free transfer from Cardiff City, scoring two Championship goals and creating multiple chances for his team-mates.

But Monk, who will be seeking his first home win when Wednesday entertain Wigan Athletic on Saturday, is adamant the 26-year-old can get even better.

"Kadeem has done fantastically well and had a really strong start to the season," Monk told The Star. "It’s difficult for wingers generally - but especially young wingers - to get that consistency levels.

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"But, overall, I have been very pleased."

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It is a sign of the respect opponents have for Harris that teams have started to double up on him defensively.

Monk said: "He has pace, power and an end product. If we can keep making that better, more consistent, that’s when players can reach their potential."

Wigan head to S6 on the back of a hard-fought home victory over Birmingham City. The result saw Paul Cook's side climb up to 19th, although the Latics have yet to win on the road this season.

"Physically, Wigan are a handful. At set-pieces they are a big danger, they score a lot of goals from set-pieces, probably one of the strongest in the league at that," he said.

"They work really hard, and we need to match that rate, and go above their determination if we want to have a chance of winning the game.

"If we do that, then that’s when we hope our quality can come out on the pitch and put us in a position to win the game.

"We need to make Hillsborough a fortress and take regular points there.

"That crowd behind us, the support we have, once you get it behind us - we saw it at the end of the Fulham game - how loud and ferocious it can be, that’s what we want to try and create, we have to do it all together."