Lee Bullen has confirmed that injury was not the reason for Moses Odubajo’s absence from Sheffield Wednesday’s last two matchday squads.
Odubajo gave away two penalties in Wednesday’s defeat against Preston North End the weekend before last and failed to make the 18 in the Owls’ subsequent fixtures against Rotherham United and Queens Park Rangers.
Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield after the 2-1 loss to QPR, Bullen explained that the two things are related.
“No. No injury,” when asked why Odubajo was not involved against the R’s. “Obviously, he had a disappointing day last week and we just thought we’d take him out the firing line for a week and then just see how he is, asses it, and let him get a few days to get his head right and get back on the training ground. He’s fine.”
Sheffield Wednesday faced QPR without their captain, after Tom Lees withdrew from the starting eleven shortly before kick-off.
Bullen revealed that a tightened hamstring was the reason for Lees’ absence and insisted that the lack of an understanding between Julian Börner and stand-in Dominic Iorfa was “not why we lost”.
The result has left the Scot’s position as Sheffield Wednesday manager – a role he has occupied on an interim basis since mid-July – under intense scrutiny.