Sheffield Wednesday captain Glenn Loovens impressed as part of a winning wide against Birmingham.
Sheffield Wednesday captain Glenn Loovens returned to the side after a short suspension, and helped the Owls to an impressive 2-0 away win at Birmingham.
Without needing to make a single successful tackle, the 30-year-old stood firm as his side kept a clean sheet for a second game in succession.
Ahead of the game manager Stuart Gray had told the Sheffield Star: "Glenn is an experienced, calm player. He’s got unbelievable leadership qualities both in the dressing room and on the training pitch. He is a talker and an organiser. He is an extension of my arm."
|Team||Effective Clearances||Interceptions||Won Tackles||Mins Played|
|Glenn Loovens||Sheffield Wed||7||4||0||90|
Against Birmingham he excelled alongside summer signing Tom Lees, showing the pair are developing a strong partnership.
Loovens had missed the draw with Bolton, after picking up bookings in each of the first five games this season, but managed to avoid one at St Andrews.
Here is how fans reacted to his performance on Twitter:
Not seen us have a DF as solid as this for years. Lees and Loovens were class last night and Westwood as cool as ya like happy days #swfc— Fletch (@Flecko_85) September 17, 2014
Think tonight's biggest praise has to go too Glenn Loovens though for not getting a yellow card. #swfc— Mark Taylor (@swfc_mark) September 16, 2014
Great teams are built on solid defences...Lees and Loovens are best cb partnership I can remember in my life time for #swfc— James Reaney (@Jamesreaney92) September 16, 2014