Four chances created in 45 minutes - Sheffield Wednesday loanee Drenthe demands start


Sheffield Wednesday loanee Royston Drenthe is pushing for a start for the Owls.

Royston Drenthe's Sheffield Wednesday career has been a slow burner so far, but he showed at the weekend what he is capable of.

The Dutchman came off the bench at half-time in Wednesday's 0-3 loss to Watford, his fifth appearance as a substitute since signing on a season long loan from Reading.

While he was unable to help his side find the scoresheet, Drenthe created four chances, a figure ranking alongside the highest in the Championship at the weekend.

  PositionTeamMatchKey PassesMins Played
Jacob Butterfield MF Huddersfield Huddersfield vs Blackpool 5 90
Clayton Donaldson FW Birmingham Birmingham vs Bolton 5 90
Royston Drenthe MF Sheff Wed Sheff Wed vs Watford 4 45
Alex Mowatt MF Leeds Rotherham vs Leeds 4 90
Jordan Obita MF Reading Reading vs Derby 4 90

Drenthe's four key passes in 45 minutes was only bettered by two players across the division at the weekend, and both Butterfield and Donaldson had the benefit of playing the full 90.

Speaking to Sheffield Wednesday's website ahead of Tuesday's trip to Brentford, he stated: "Everybody knows what I am capable of and what I can do.

“I will always play to my best in whatever position the manager wants me to.

“We will see whether I am starting or not on Tuesday. Whether I’m in the team or on the bench, I will always give everything for my team mates and the team."

Most would not begrudge the former Real Madrid star a chance in the starting line-up to continue to show what he can add to the team as they look to bounce back from a disappointing defeat.


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