Sheffield Wednesday fans plead for Lucas Joao to start against Millwall

Sheffield Wednesday fans look on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews (stadium) on September 27, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

The Sheffield Wednesday striker has appeared only as a substitute this season.

Lucas Joao of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates his goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Brentford at Hillsborough Stadium on February 13, 2016 in...

Sheffield Wednesday fans are calling for Lucas Joao to start against Millwall on Tuesday night.

Joao scored on his first Championship outing of the season against Sheffield United last month, but has played just 59 minutes since then, despite featuring in every single matchday squad.

In comparison, fellow Wednesday strikers Steven Fletcher and Jordan Rhodes have played 366 and 90 minutes, respectively, in that time, but have just one assist to show for it between them.

Jordan Rhodes of Sheffield Wednesday heads the ball at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron Stadium on October 14, 2017 in...

And after watching their side fail to win all but one of their previous seven league fixtures, many Owls fans are urging Carlos Carvalhal to mix things up against Millwall.

Here's what they've been saying in the buildup to the Lions' visit...







Joao enjoyed a bright start to his Hillsborough career, scoring seven goals in his first half-season there to earn two international caps for Portugal.

The 24-year-old has fallen out of favour since then, however, and spent the early part of 2017 on loan to Blackburn Rovers.

How should Sheffield Wednesday line up against Millwall?

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