Sheffield Wednesday fans react to surprise debut for teenage defender in FA Cup clash

Sheffield Wednesday fans have been reacting to the news that teenage defender Osaze Urhoghide has been handed a debut for the FA Cup third round clash at Brighton and Hove Albion this afternoon.

Saturday, 4th January 2020, 1:45 pm

The 19-year-old, a centre-half by trade, is expected to line up at right-back while midfielders Kieran Lee, Massimo Luongo and Joey Pelupessy all return to the starting 11.

Manager Garry Monk has also recalled Jacob Murphy and top-scorer Steven Fletcher, who has been given the captain’s armband.

Here’s what you’ve been saying on Twitter about Monk’s team selection.

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Teenage defender Osaze Urhoghide makes his debut for Sheffield Wednesday at Brighton in the FA Cup 3rd Round. Picture Scott Merrylees

@willflower1867 When I see a cup tie I expect to see players who have hardly featured getting a run out, but today I am surprised not to see Bates, Odubajo and Wildsmith not getting a game. It’s great to see youngsters getting a run out though like Osaze. #swfc

@swfc_news97 Very interesting team selection. Good luck to Urhoghide, will be good to see how he fits in and a real chance for some fringe players #wawaw #swfc

@HuttonKeely I really hope he gives us something to smile about so good luck Osaze

@gravy_pod Depending on how long Palmer is out for there may be a gap, for him to grab, at right back. Best of luck Osaze!

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk. Photo: Steve Ellis

@SteelTaylord So the #swfc teamsheet is out and the stupid people amongst us are losing their minds. Did you really expect us to play a full squad in a game that means absolutely nothing to us?

@RobertDrummondd Good luck mate. Play your game, hopefully you can break into the league WAWAW

@Tonester1985 With that line up I feel sorry for everyone who made the trip today. Should be free tickets. Ridiculous #swfc

@__JBH___ Adam Reach finally on the left and Murphy on the right. No Hutchinson, a balanced midfield. Good lineup.

@RocketOwl1986 Rather a kid play then Joey P. Absolutely no point in him playing as he won’t be here next season as well as being poor anyway

@IbbotsonShaun Good luck to the lad. WAWAW and behind all our players