Sheffield Wednesday look set to be THAT team that makes a late move for a play-off spot this season, with Steve Bruce’s troops in top form since the turn of the year.
They are unbeaten in their last 11 Championship matches and head into this weekend’s clash with Stoke City with their tails (or the owl equivalent) well and truly up.
One player who has been a star of that outstanding run is experienced striker Steven Fletcher who has bagged five times in their last six matches.
But Steve Bruce revealed on Wednesday, to the Sheffield Star, that they will have to do without him for the Potters’ trip after limping off with a groin injury in the 4-2 win against Blackburn Rovers.
However, a silver lining for the Owls’ faithful is that three other attacking options were declared fit in the form of Fernando Forestieri, Lucas Joao and Gary Hooper.
So, how will Fletcher be feeling having to sit on the sidelines on Saturday?
Having picked up this knock in the midst of his best season form, Fletcher should be worried.
He had a lot of momentum going his way and that could all vanish. If the likes of Joao and Hooper impress against Nathan Jones’ side then he could find himself back on the bench once again.
Obviously, he will want his team to win. But I would imagine a tiny part of him is hopeful that the two returning strikers to not find their stride too quickly.