When Dominic Iorfa left Wolverhampton Wanderers to join Sheffield Wednesday in January, he did so in the hope of making one of the Owls’ centre-half positions his own.
But Iorfa’s Hillsborough career began in the role with which he has been most familiar throughout his professional career – right full-back.
And it was not until Tom Lees – the Wednesday captain and a staple at the heart of the club’s defence since 2014 – dropped out of the XI at the eleventh hour against QPR in August that the towering ex-Wolves man finally made the shift inside.
It is fair to say that he has not looked back, keeping Lees out of the side following the latter’s return (although they should be paired together at Charlton on Saturday due to Julian Börner’s suspension).
And in Wednesday night’s draw with Birmingham Iorfa gave arguably his best display in blue and white – something with which the following Owls fans appear to agree…
(He even provided the assist for Kadeem Harris’s leveller.)
Only positive for me last night was dom iorfa #swfc
— Danny Copley 🦉 (@DDCopley) November 28, 2019
Match Report: Dominic Iorfa! That is all! #swfc
— Tracy Gibson (@babygibbo) November 27, 2019
Literally can’t remember a game in our last 10 when I haven’t walked out thinking Iorfa was MOTM, incredible yet again
— J (@J_SWFC_) November 27, 2019
Dominic Iorfa. Too good for a mid-table Championship side. #swfc
— Chas (@baggleyowl) November 27, 2019
Iorfa was probably the best player on the pitch, proving to be a very good addition. #swfc
— Tom Taylor-Batty (@TomTB1995) November 27, 2019
After watching tonight it’s quite simple..Just play Iorfa everywhere #swfc
— RETRO WEDNESDAY (@WednesdayRetro) November 27, 2019
Iorfa man of the match by a country mile tonight. Showing positive intent from centre back. Bombing forward Carlton Palmer esq…. could he eventually be the engine room in midfield, box to box ? Just a thought… #swfc
— Dougie Hinton (@doogleberry11) November 27, 2019
I can’t keep saying but Dominic Iorfa. Remember the name #swfc
— Mayo (@nugmanalex96) November 27, 2019
Iorfa was head and shoulders the best player on the pitch. We must resist the temptation to play him at RB or in midfield because athletic, fast, dominant, ball playing central defenders are very rare and worth millions. We might be needing the money. #swfc
— 1867News (@1867News) November 27, 2019
Only real positive last night was the performance of Iorfa he looks a great player, bringing the ball out of defence like that with the gangly legs reminded me so much of Carlton Palmer. Top lad #SWFC
— Ozzie 🦉 (@Ozzie23079532) November 28, 2019
How fucking good is Dom Iorfa
— ໐ຊ🌹 (@_oswfc) November 28, 2019
Another solid game from Dominic Iorfa last night. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 if he keeps it up, come end of the season he will be worth 10 million no less #swfc
— we’re all wednesday aren’t we (@jameswo01196925) November 28, 2019
Iorfa is going to be a Premier League centre back. #SWFC
— Josh (@Jaybe07) November 28, 2019
Best defender: Iorfa
Best midfielder: Iorfa
Best winger: Iorfa
Best striker: Iorfa
Any good in the net, Dom?
— James Marriott (@JamesMarriott) November 27, 2019
Team for Charlton
CF: Iorfa or Forestieri #swfc
— Kat (@kmowl44) November 27, 2019
Best attacking threat Iorfa
Best defender Iorfa #swfc
— 🦉 J.B.H 🦉 (@__JBH___) November 27, 2019
Iorfa has now scored or made one more goal (seven) in 28 Sheffield Wednesday appearances than he managed in 93 for Wolves.