Sheffield Wednesday: Card happy Sam closes in on fresh ban

Sam Hutchinson
Sam Hutchinson

No player has been booked in England more than Sam Hutchinson this season.

He faces his old club Nottingham Forest this afternoon knowing he is one yellow card away from triggering an automatic two-match ban.

GOAL...Sam Hutchinson goal celebrations

GOAL...Sam Hutchinson goal celebrations

Hutchinson, converted from a defender into a central midfielder by former Owls boss Stuart Gray, collected his ninth caution in 13 outings in Tuesday’s emphatic victory over Arsenal. He was, though, lucky to escape a red card after a late, dangerous tackle on debutant Alex Iwobi i

The 26-year-old has already served a one-match suspension, missing Wednesday’s 3-2 success over Fulham.

Discipline has been an issue throughout Hutchinson’s Owls career.

Head coach Carlos Carvalhal wants Hutchinson, who grabbed his first goal of the season in midweek, to carry on being Wednesday’s midfield enforcer.

In recent weeks, Hutchinson has been superb, protecting their back four intelligently and making several key interceptions.

Hutchinson could feature against a Forest side who are languishing 17th in the Championship standings but have triumphed on their last three trips to Hillsborough without conceding a goal.

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