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Jos Luhukay heaps praise onto Matthew Penney

Jos Luhukay heaps praise onto Matthew Penney

Sheffield Wednesday have been playing above all expectations in the Championship recently and manager Jos Luhukay believes one of his men has been key to that.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the Owls boss has praised the performance of Matt Penney and has insisted that the youngster looks as though he has been a first-team player for the last decade.

“I have the feeling that he has been a first 11 player for the last ten years,” he said.

The Hillsborough outfit were unable to add players to their squad for the majority of the summer as they were under a transfer embargo, however, the 20-year-old has certainly stepped up.

The left-back position was thought to have been a concern as Wednesday headed into the Championship season, but Penney looks to have made it his own as he has helped to take the Owls into the top-half.

“He has been fantastic in that left back position,” Luhukay added.

“He plays with no fear, he is not afraid and he is a very good player for us. I am so happy with him.”

The Verdict:

Penney has been a revelation for Sheffield Wednesday this season and has certainly helped to have eased any concerns Luhukay may have had in that position.

The Dutchman has heaped a significant amount of praise on the young man already, showing how important he is to the side and he will be hoping he can continue to improve.

Wednesday will meet Leeds United in their next match and Penney will need to be at the top of his game if the Owls are to get anything from the Yorkshire derby.

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