Sheffield Wednesday star Tyreeq Bakinson's absence against Morecambe explained
Eyebrows were raised over Tyreeq Bakinson's omission from Sheffield Wednesday's squad against Morecambe. Bakinson, a summer signing from Bristol City, had started their previous three league fixtures alongside George Byers and Barry Bannan in the middle of the park.
But Bakinson did not travel to the Mazuma Stadium as Owls chief Darren Moore opted to rest the 23-year-old. Bakinson has featured seven times across all competitions since moving to Hillsborough earlier in the summer.
Moore said: “He’s absolutely fine. The only reason Tyreeq wasn’t involved was that he's come in, he’s played a lot of football and all the decision was that he looked just a little bit jaded in training, so we whipped him out of the team.
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“But that’s to be expected. He’s come in straight away, played a lot of football, a lot of minutes.
“He plays with a lot of tempo to his game and he just looked a little jaded in training so I thought he could do with a rest tonight. But he’s perfectly fine.”
Moore turned to Josh Windass to fill the midfield vacancy. Windass was a constant thorn in Morecambe's side. He scored the opener from Bannan's corner and was a handful throughout as the Owls dictated proceedings for long periods.
“It was a similar game to last season when we came to Morecambe," he said. "We dominated but on that occasion we just couldn’t break through and they got a goal to win it.
“But this time we showed the character and the patience that you need sometimes to keep knocking at that door until it opens.
“We got our reward that the performance deserved and I’m really pleased for the players.”
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