Sheffield Wednesday defender Joe Bennett reflects after making Championship debut for Owls

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The left-back made his first league appearance for the club during their draw with Hull City last week.

Joe Bennett has admitted that he was pleased with how he played during his Championship debut for Sheffield Wednesday, the Sheffield Star reports.

The left-back - who is on loan from Aston Villa - played the full 90 minutes during the Owls' clash with high-flyers Hull City, and was able to help his side keep a clean sheet as the game ended in a goalless draw.

And Bennett explained that he was happy with his own performance during the clash against the Tigers, especially as he had very little time to get himself prepared for the encounter.

"I literally found out at the team meeting a couple of hours before the game I was playing," he told the Star.

"I haven't played much this season but I thought I did well. We defended really well as a team and it was a good point."

Having made just one appearance for his parent club this season - which came in the Capital One Cup victory over Notts County in August - it seems highly likely that the lure of potentially playing more regularly was what tempted Bennett to move to Hillsborough during the January transfer window.

However, he had endured a frustrating start to life as part of Carlos Carvalhal's side as his only appearance before the game against Hull came during the club's surprise defeat to Shrewsbury in the FA Cup, so he would have undoubtedly been keen to prove a point having spent nearly a month out of the team before Friday's game.

And after helping the Owls keep the automatic-promotion chasers at bay, he would have certainly shown to Carvalhal that he is more than capable of competing with first-choice left-back Daniel Pudil.

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