Sheffield Wednesday are looking to bounce back from late disappointment at the hands of Derby County in midweek by getting back to winning ways against Nottingham Forest.
Wednesday were just eight minutes away from recording their third successive win as they conceded a late penalty against Derby and had to settle for just a draw on Wednesday night.
The Owls have been well within the chase for the play-off places this season and would have been in fourth place had it not been for Chris Martin’s converted penalty. A major part of this has been the stability that Garry Monk has tried to bring to the club and the side, with his team selection doing well to stay relatively similar each week despite injuries and suspensions piling up.
With Monk looking to leapfrog this weekend’s opponents, Forest, with a win on Saturday, we take a look at the latest injuries and suspensions that Wednesday are currently working around…
The attacking midfield live-wire has been bit-part this season as he battles through injury alongside serving a six-match suspension recently.
He has yet to become a regular feature under Garry Monk and has been dealt a further setback after he sustained an injury to his knee, which has meant he hasn’t featured since the victory over Charlton Athletic a fortnight ago.
It is most likely that he will not feature this weekend as he steps up his full recovery from this injury.
Moses Odubajo (suspension)
The former Brentford full-back received a red card following a second bookable offence against Derby on Wednesday, which means he is suspended for the next game.
Odubajo had a night to forget at Pride Park after initially receiving a caution for a bad foul, then bringing down Jack Marriott for the penalty incident, to then getting a second yellow card and being dismissed in stoppage time.
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The Scottish international received a straight red card following a challenge on West Brom’s Grady Diangana, but his suspension finished for the Derby game, which he did not feature in.
With Odubajo suspended, it opens the door for Palmer to make his first-team return after four games without an appearance.
Aside from these absences, there are no fresh injuries to report for Garry Monk’s men, which will be music to the manager’s ears after recent months have taken a serious toll on some of his players.