Sheffield Wednesday: Player ratings from the QPR clash

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The Star’s Owls writer, Dom Howson, assesses the Wednesday players against QPR.

Cameron Dawson 8

Grew in stature after a nervy start and pulled off three fine saves to keep QPR at bay.

Jack Hunt 7

Was solid defensively and darted forward on several occasions to support the attack.

Tom Lees 7

Marshaled Wednesday’s superbly and made a key clearance off the line to deny Chery.

Sam Hutchinson 7

Some of his passing was a bit hit and miss, but he put his body on the line for the cause.

Daniel Pudil 7

Missed a glorious chance to put Wednesday ahead. A good attacking outlet throughout.

Barry Bannan 9

Back to his best after being left out against Cardiff. He was a real driving force in midfield.

Kieran Lee 7

Another typically energetic performance. Was never far away from the action.

David Jones 7

His scuffed shot deflected neatly into Hooper’s path for the only goal. Was neat and tidy.

Adam Reach 7

Worked hard off the ball and always tried to make things happen in the final third.

Fernando Forestieri 7

Put himself about and never gave QPR any peace. There is still more to come from him.

Gary Hooper 7

Kept his cool superbly to score for the second home match on the spin. Is such a deadly finisher.

Subs:

Liam Palmer 7

Slotted in seamlessly after replacing the injured Hunt.

Steven Fletcher 7

Held the ball up intelligently and helped waste time in the dying minutes.

Ross Wallace 6

Carried the ball forward a few times to take the pressure off the Owls’ backline.

Not used: Glenn Loovens, Jake Kean, Will Buckley, Atdhe Nuhiu,

QPR: Alex Smithies 7, James Perch 7, Nedum Onuoha 7, Steven Caulker 7, Niko Hamalainen 6, Ariel Borysiuk 7, Massimo Luongo 6, Ben Gladwin 6, Tjaronn Chery 8, Conor Washington 7, Idrissa Sylla 6. Subs: Seb Polter 6, Paweł Wszołek 6, Olamide Shodipo 6. Not used: Matt Ingram, Abdenasser El Khayati, James Henry, Osman Kakay.

Referee: Chris Kavanagh 7

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