Shrewsbury 0 Sheffield Wednesday 3 - player ratings
Paul Berry rates the Shrewsbury Town players after their 3-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday.
Beaten three times, which he could do little about, and made several more decent saves to prevent further damage.
A solid presence on the left of the back three and one great challenge late on as Paterson tried to break.
Seems strange to say it in a team which conceded three but Dunkley regularly popped up with crucial clearances during the afternoon. His manager had been desperate for him to get a result against his former team.
Ran the gauntlet with a few lively incidents with Michael Smith and felt aggrieved at his adversary’s hat-trick clincher. Stuck to task despite all the defence finding the Owls’ front-line a challenge.
A regular supplier of impressive crosses both from right wing-back and then when switched to the left. Had his hands full with Owls’ winger Marshall.
Battled gamely as Town went toe-to-toe with Wednesday in the engine room. Never gives up, as shown by one sliding challenge to intercept a free-kick in added time.
Still an ever present and still a comforting presence, being neat and tidy and picking up promising positions in the middle of the park. Great effort which struck the woodwork.
Felt like a very busy afternoon at both ends of the pitch. Some good blocks in defence and plenty of forward momentum at the other end.
Fired over from an early sighter and didn’t have a strong enough connection to a first-time effort in the second half. A key cog in the wheel as Town tussled with their illustrious opponents.
Offered himself as an outlet, and saw one first-half effort blocked for a corner. But was generally starved of service.
Battled well and had a shot blocked but still not quite at his best or sharpest and was withdrawn at half-time.
Tom Bloxham (for Saydee 45) 5, Ryan Bowman (Street, 66) 5, Rekeil Pyke (Bennett 66) 5. Subs not used: Burgoyne, Craig, Barlow.