Liam Palmer’s suspension gave Moses Odubajo a chance to cement his position as Sheffield Wednesday’s first-choice right-back.

But despite the odd highlight – his left-footed shot which rattled the crossbar against Birmingham being one – Odubjao’s three-game run in the side went largely the way of the rest of his Owls career: somewhat unconvincingly.

It was his man who scored the opening goal in each of Wednesday’s last two home matches, against Birmingham and Brentford – the latter of which the former Bees defender made little attempt to prevent – and he was all too easily beaten by Alfie Doughty in the build-up to Charlton’s equaliser in the intervening fixture.

Wednesday’s Palmer warms up. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Although Palmer has been far from flawless himself – he failed to cover himself in glory against West Brom, in particular – the Scotland international has been much improved throughout 2019 in general.

And as far as SWN are concerned, it is hard to see anything other than a recall for Palmer, in place of Odubajo, at Derby on Wednesday, with the former’s suspension finally lifted.

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