Alan Biggs: Steven Fletcher could be the key man for Sheffield Wednesday against Huddersfield Town

Owls Steven Fletcher beats Albions Gaetan Bong....Pic Steve Ellis
Owls Steven Fletcher beats Albions Gaetan Bong....Pic Steve Ellis

Huddersfield v Sheffield Wednesday, a top game by any standards. Yet lacking any of the top goalscorers in the Championship.

In fact, you have to trawl through 16 names to find a Terrier or an Owl in the league goal charts.

While Carlos Carvalhal’s quest for sharper marksmanship is well documented, it’s remarkable that David Wagner’s surprise leaders – eight points to the good of Wednesday – have netted only once more than their Yorkshire rivals with 14.

It means Carvalhal’s men need to maximise their chances to breach a defence that has conceded only eight.

For the record, the leading marksmen on either side, Elias Kachunga and Steven Fletcher, are tied on three goals each.

That doesn’t tell the full story, of course, and Fletcher has become such an integral part of Wednesday’s plans that, notwithstanding squad rotation, he’s figured in all his side’s eleven league games, starting ten.

You would expect it to remain that way with much power to add.

The 29-year-old Scotland international is an excellent all-round line leader and a threat whether scoring or not.

For me, Fletcher is a real key figure on Sunday against a team that allows scope to attack them, as Rotherham United found in losing narrowly recently.

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