Sheffield Wednesday: Matt Penney praised for his versatility by Jos Luhukay

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Jos Luhukay has praised Owls youngster Matt Penney for his ability to play in a variety of positions.

Penney, normally a left-back, was deployed in a more advanced role in the goalless draw at Sheffield United.

And the versatility of the 20-year-old, who recently inked a contact extension until 2020, particularly pleased Luhukay.

“He's functional player and can play three or four positions,” said the Owls' chief.

“The right-central defender from United is a very offensive player and Matt had to keep an eye on that and also midfield.

“He did his defending work good, especially in the first half.”

Penney has enjoyed a breakthrough season for the Owls, making 15 appearances so far.

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