Reach has been one of Sheffield Wednesday's standout performers over the past two campaigns.
Reach, who was for a short time Wednesday's club record signing, made headlines earlier in the season with a succession of spectacular goals.
But his form has, admittedly, tailed off of since then.
And his performance at the Den prompted James Kay, the left-back who rose through the Owls' youth ranks without ever making a first-team appearance, to post the following tweets afterwards:
And Kay was far from alone in his view.
Hector and Thorniley were superb tonight. Both full backs are back up at best. Reach was appalling and as for Pelupessy, dear god what is he!?!? #SWFC— Chris Lees (@lees12) 12 February 2019
What is pelupessey— Ryan Goodinson (@RyanGoodo) 12 February 2019
And is Reach really any better than Darren Potter? #swfc
I actually feel sorry for Palmer playing behind Reach tonight #SWFC— Tom Benton (@BentonTom) 12 February 2019
Take them wonder strikes off him what has reach done?— Adam Copeland (@Gingeee_SWFC) 12 February 2019
If I got £1 every time Reach apologised to a team mate I’d have my season ticket money back ten-fold by now. #SWFC ♂️— Ross Steele (@R_Steele89) 12 February 2019
Not a fan of Reach playing from the right. He’s too easy to defend against as he’s so one footed. #swfc— Scott Wilkes (@scottwilkes88) 12 February 2019
When we bought Adam Reach it was said he could play anywhere down the left hand side. Nowadays he couldn’t be further away from it. He’s not a right sided player. #swfc— Adrian Hardwick (@ade_hardwick) 12 February 2019
However, as Dale Johnson, the Sheffield Wednesday-supporting ESPN reporter, points out, some of the criticism being aimed at Reach can be contradicted by stats.
As shown below, only three players have created more chances than the 26-year-old since the start of last season,at Championship level.
And the number of league goals created by Reach since then (15) is also bettered only by three of his rivals.
Only three players have created more chances than Reach since the start of last season (and only three players have provided more assists, if you want that one too.) pic.twitter.com/k7cOAA5L6v— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) 13 February 2019
Where do you stand on the Sheffield Wednesday winger, given his recent form?