"What's he got to do?": Sheffield Wednesday fans react to Fernando Forestieri omission for Birmingham clash

Garry Monk’s four changes for the match against his former club Birmingham City do not include a recall for Fernando Forestieri, who stays on the bench.

Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 7:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 7:13 pm

The Owls will line up with Steven Fletcher up top on his own, with Kadeem Harris and the recalled Adam Reach for support.

Forestieri has recorded one goal and an assist in a season majorly disrupted by a six-match suspension earlier this season.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s match, Wednesday boss Garry Monk said Forestieri: “He is part of the squad.

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“I am more than aware of his quality and he will have his chances and he will play his games but there are also other players doing very, very well.

“When you analyse the last four games, the overall picture is that a lot those players are playing very, very well and doing a good job.

“You have to make decisions as you go along and you try and put the best team on the pitch.

“It is about focusing those players on who I think can win that game.

“Of course, Fernando will contribute. I am with the players every day and see how they train and play and where they are mentally.

“I try and factor in all that as well as the perception of a player.”

Many Wednesday fans had called for Forestieri to get a place in the starting line-up and took to social media to discuss the call.

Fernando Forestieri has been left out of Garry Monk's squad for the clash with Birmingham