Sheffield Wednesday: Defender may make debut

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Wednesday defenders are not the only ones with good reason for wanting to put on a show tomorrow.

Yeovil look set to give a debut to Liam Fontaine, their only deadline-day signing.

The 27-year-old left back or centre half will be seen by manager Gary Johnson as someone who can help to end a run of four successive league defeats.

Fontaine has joined the Glovers on a half-season loan from Bristol City - and been reunited with the man who was his manager at Ashton Gate.

Johnson says: “I didn’t want Liam to go somewhere else. I would have been disappointed had someone else snapped him up, because I believe he’s a top quality defender, who has got a lot of experience in the Championship and just needed a change.

“I know people will say ‘do we need another centre half?’ Right at this minute I’d say no, because we’ve got Danny Seaborne and Byron Webster having made that place their own for the moment. “But I’ve always wanted to go with four centre backs so I could rest some people.”

Johnson insists that results have been a misleading reflection of his team’s performances.

He says: “We’ve done a lot of work with the group; the points tally doesn’t necessarily show that. Our performances do, so we’ve got to believe in what we do and the results will come.”

The Glovers have gone four league games without a goal but they have won, 1-0 at Millwall on the opening day of the season.

Johnson added: “The next win will set us up again. We got that first win early, and other than 20 minutes against Derby, we have been very close.

“You only win games if you score goals and we have got goal scorers but at the moment, obviously, at the higher level, you have to take more opportunities when they come along.”