Lee Bullen has come out in support of Morgan Fox after he was booed by a section of Sheffield Wednesday fans, as reported by The Star.
The defender filled in for Liam Palmer who had injured his back and was making his first appearance of the season, helping the Owls to a 1-0 win over Luton Town.
Speaking after the game, Bullen said: “It’s just not the support base that I know. I know how positive and how complimentary and how supportive they can be.”
Fox made a large defensive contribution during the game, making two tackles, four clearances and one interception, while he also won three aerial duels as per WhoScored.
Bullen went as far as to say he was a match-winner: “I think his second-half performance was outstanding and he made one match-saving block in the 18-yard box in that second half as important as any penalty save in the past or anything like that. That block wins us that game.”
Fox didn’t shy away despite the boos, as only three of Wednesday’s players – Barry Bannan, Sam Hutchinson and Julian Borner – saw more of the ball than the 25-year-old did during the game, with the man playing at left-back completing 82% of his passes.
In his three full seasons with the Owls, Fox has made 57 league starts and six substitute appearances for the club.
It is poor form from anyone booing Fox, especially seeing as the side were winning a tight game, with the 25-year-old making a telling contribution.
Bullen is right to stand up for his defender, as a player should not be the subject of booing from their own supporters when they haven’t done anything seriously wrong.
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