Sheffield Wednesday will be hoping they can pick up much-needed points at the earliest of opportunities in the Championship.
The Owls are currently sat 23rd in the second-tier standings, and find themselves seven points adrift of safety heading into their final 12 matches of this year’s campaign.
They were beaten 3-0 by promotion-chasing Reading in their most recent match, and it won’t get any easier for Darren Moore’s side.
Norwich City are the visitors at Hillsborough on Sunday afternoon, as they look to extend their ten-point lead at the top of the Championship in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
The Canaries have won their last seven matches in the second-tier, and will head into this one full of confidence of picking up three points to strengthen their grip on top spot.
Speaking in a pre-match press conference ahead of the match, Moore issued an update on a number of players’ fitness, although he isn’t expecting to have a key trio back in action for the clash with the Canaries.
“Luongo isn’t quite ready to return to training yet, but Westwood and Green are back on the grass which is a positive. I don’t think they will be ready for this weekend, they are back with us in training but I want to make sure they are right.
“With Borner missing, it’s an opportunity for someone else to come in and get their opportunity. We’ll work with them today and tomorrow before finalising the team for the weekend.”
Westwood was last involved for Sheffield Wednesday back in late February, as he played the full match in a 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City.
Whilst Green has only made one appearance for the Owls, since signing for the club earlier this year as a free-agent, following his release from Aston Villa in the summer of 2020.
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It’s a mixed injury update from Moore.
It’s good to hear that both Green and Westwood are closing in on a return to competitive action, but you would imagine that the club’s supporters will be eager to see them come back into the starting XI at the earliest of opportunities.
Sheffield Wednesday only have 12 matches remaining in this year’s campaign, and they’ve already got a tough job on their hands to survive in the second-tier this term.
Moore needs his key players available, and the likes of Luongo and Westwood are certainly in that category, and he’ll be eager to see them hit the ground running when they do return.