Sheffield Wednesday are looking to get back to winning ways in the Championship when they make the trip to Kenilworth Road to face Luton Town tonight, following their draw with Barnsley at the weekend.
Inconsistency this season has been a key theme for the Owls as they battle to keep up slim hopes of the play-offs, despite being somewhat comfortably in the top six during the festive period.
A dramatic dip in form in the league has coincided with injuries to key players, meaning they have won just once in 2020, coming in the form of an impressive 2-0 triumph over promotion hopefuls Leeds United.
A draw last time out against Barnsley saw debuts handed to new signings Connor Wickham and Josh Windass, with fellow recent arrival Alessio Da Cruz also starting, with Windass scoring the opening goal at Oakwell in the 1-1 draw.
Up next is the trip to bottom club Luton Town and Monk will have to contend with a few injury concerns as the Owls look for a first win since mid-January…
The left-back has missed out in the last two games as he recovers from an ankle injury that he sustained in the defeat to Wigan Athletic last month, in which he registered a decent assist for Jacob Murphy.
Fox has been one of Garry Monk’s more dependable first-team players this season and his form has seen him scoop up the club’s Player of the Month prize on two occasions.
He is hopeful to be back the game against the Hatters tonight and could be in-line to start for the visitors, according to the club’s update on site.
A very similar situation for the Australian international who is hopeful of a return to the starting lineup tonight as he overcomes a groin injury.
Luongo’s last appearance for Wednesday came in the 5-0 thumping at home to Blackburn Rovers in which he was controversially shown the red card, deemed to have stamped on Lewis Travis. This suspension was swiftly overturned on the grounds of wrongful dismissal.
The versatile full-back has been deputising at left-back in recent games to cover the gap left by the injury to Fox, but has a potential setback of his own to deal with.
The club’s official website indicates that the former Brentford man is struggling through a hamstring injury and will be assessed ahead of tonight’s trip down South.
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The attacking midfielder is currently being assessed along with Odubajo over a toe injury that might see him miss out too tonight.
Reach didn’t feature at Oakwell on Saturday, following a full game against Millwall the week before, but could have been rested to ensure he recovers for this clash.
The Owls’ top scorer suffered a major setback when he picked up a knee injury in the FA Cup win over Brighton over a month ago.
He was due to miss out until mid-March but Garry Monk confirmed to the club’s official website that Fletcher is recovering ahead of time and could be in line to return at the beginning of March, potentially in time for their FA Cup date with Manchester City.