Massimo Luongo has outlined that he is keen to impress in Sheffield Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Rotherham United, as reported by The Star.
Lee Bullen has already admitted that he will make changes for the game, which was reported by the same outlet, with the idea being to get some game time for those who have been left on the fringes during the club’s opening games of the season.
The Australian is set to be one of those who come into the side, as the Owls play their first Carabao Cup game of the season, after their first one, against Bury, was cancelled due to their plight.
Luongo signed for the Owls from Queens Park Rangers on transfer deadline day and is yet to start a game for the club, as per WhoScored.
He has made just three substitute appearances so far, with two of those seeing him play 10 minutes or less, while he got 31 minutes during the 1-0 loss against Millwall.
The 26-year-old may not have had much of a chance, but he has given a slight indication of what he can be capable of, averaging 1 key pass and 1 dribble per game, which is quite impressive considering how short his appearances have been, while he has also completed 95.5% of his attempted passes.
Despite this showing, The Star have suggested he is behind Sam Hutchinson, Kieran Lee, Barry Bannan and Adam Reach in the midfield pecking order at Hillsborough, meaning he would need to overtake two players in order to get into Bullen’s three-man midfield.
This is a good opportunity for Luongo to show what he can offer Sheffield Wednesday across a 90 minute match, rather than in small cameo appearances.
The Australian will need to perform well if he is to be in with a chance of securing a place in Bullen’s midfield for Championship matches going forward.
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