Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Sam Hutchinson admits he needs to change playing style

The former Chelsea trainee has had plenty of issues with discipline this season.

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Sam Hutchinson has admitted in an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield that he needs to show some maturity and alter his playing style after being suspended for the Owls' last two games.

The 26-year-old has made 15 appearances in all competitions this season, but has amazingly already collected 10 yellow cards along the way. And Hutchinson conceded that he needs to sort himself out. 

"I think I need to grow up a little bit because some of the tackles have been stupid and I need to try and curb it," he said.

"I think I can change it. I'm obviously learning the position because for 17 years at Chelsea I was a right-back or a centre-back, but the last three bookings were rash.

"Everyone has backed me, but it is for me to change," he added.

Despite his disciplinary problems, Hutchinson has been a key member of Carlos Carvalhal's side this season. His form has helped the Yorkshire outfit recover from a slow start to now sit eighth in the Championship table. Lucas Joao's late equaliser against Blackburn at the weekend has drawn Wednesday level with Birmingham, who currently occupy that final play-off spot. 

His only goal of the campaign came in the emphatic victory over Arsenal in the last round of the Capital One Cup. And with his suspension now served, Hutchinson will be hoping that he can make a similar impact in the next round. A somewhat daunting trip to the Britannia Stadium to face Stoke is what is separating the club from the semi-final of the competition. 

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