Why Garry Monk has singled out this Sheffield Wednesday pair for praise

The wingback role is not one that Kadeem Harris is used to playing, but he’s taken to it like a duck to water for Sheffield Wednesday, and he – and Moses Odubajo – have been praised for their efforts.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Thursday, 16th July 2020, 7:10 am

Prior to his arrival at Hillsborough, Harris hadn’t played more than 37 games in a single Championship campaign, but his start against Huddersfield Town was his 41st match of the season for the Owls, and he’s now 168 minutes away from having played as many league minutes this season as he has in the past four combined.

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Both Harris and Odubajo have been heavily involved in the Owls last two games – the 3-0 win at Queens Park Rangers and draw with Huddersfield – and while the pair have been excellent defensively, they both came close to getting on the scoresheet too.

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‘Mo’, who has had an up and down time of it in Sheffield so far, has given a glimpse of what he’s capable of in the wingback position, and it’s safe to say that his manager, Garry Monk, is pleased with what’s been offered out since the restart.

Speaking after the 0-0 draw with the Terriers, Monk said of Odubajo and Harris, “I think him and Kads on both sides have been fantastic, I really do… Especially Kads who has played a lot of minutes, and has had to be durable.

“I think the two of them, especially in these last two games, have been excellent… They’ve had to do their defensive duties, which they’ve done fantastically, and they’ve offered attacks.

“It’s tough going physically for all these lads, but they’re giving it their all.”

Sheffield Wednesday's Kadeem Harris in action against Preston. Pic Steve Ellis

Next up for the Owls is a tough trip to promotion-chasing Fulham as they seek to pick up another three points on the road, and nobody would write them off given their recent performances away from home and the fact that – as things stand – no other team in the league has scored more away goals.

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