Wednesday have won just twice since the turn of the year, the club is in turmoil off the pitch as a potential points deduction looms, which would land them in a relegation battle, so on-field matters need to improve drastically.
Hinchcliffe made 86 appearances and scored seven goals in four years at Hillsborough, he expressed his opinions when speaking on the Sky Sports EFL Podcast: “It is down to the players now.
“I’m sure from watching the game myself…the players haven’t really got a leg to stand on.
“They can’t say to Garry Monk ‘well, you are wrong, we actually did a lot right and it was just one of those days.’
“It clearly wasn’t – They have got to look at themselves.
“I have said it so many times; coaches can only do so much. It is down to the players. They have the ability.
“You look at that squad but do they really want it? Do they really believe in Garry Monk?
Wednesday are currently 15th in the Championship and nine points clear of the drop zone, with nine games to go. This might seem a comfortable cushion, but if the points deduction is granted they will be in serious trouble.
Monk will look for a reaction from his side when they travel to the City Ground to face Nottingham Forest on Saturday, but the Reds will also be seeking a response after a poor result. Sabri Lamouchis’s men were on the wrong end of a 3-0 beating at the hands of Millwall on Friday night.