Sheffield Wednesday are heading into a huge Tuesday-Saturday schedule as they look to claw themselves back off the foot of the Championship table.
Tony Pulis’ side were beaten by Barnsley at the weekend, leaving them bottom of the pile still in the Championship.
This week sees them take on Nottingham Forest tonight and then face Coventry City on Saturday.
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In terms of the league table, it is huge. Tony Pulis needs a first win on the board and cannot afford to watch Wednesday fall further behind those directly above them heading into Christmas.
Tonight, it’s Nottingham Forest at the City Ground and a presentable opportunity for Wednesday to get a first win under Pulis.
We dive into their key team news here…
Unfortunately, Wednesday are going to be without Iorfa for the remainder of the Championship season.
The defender injured his Achilles in Saturday’s defeat to Barnsley, with Tony Pulis revealing after the game that he was set to be out for around six months.
Aden Flint & Jack Marriott
This pair, like Iorfa, are out long-term.
Flint has a hamstring injury that’s denied him the chance to play at all under Pulis so far, whilst Marriott is back at Derby County after his loan spell was disrupted.
Borner picked up a facial injury in the 2-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town, which forced him out of the Barnsley defeat at the weekend.
The goalkeeper was drafted back in at Hillsborough when Pulis was appointed, but he picked up a groin injury after just two games.
It isn’t quite clear when the goalkeeper is going to return, but he shouldn’t be too far off now.
All eyes will be on the teamsheet at the City Ground to see if Wednesday’s first choice goalkeeper can return.
One man who will be back (in contention at least) is Shaw.
Shaw saw red in the draw with Reading last month, but has now served his three-game suspension.
Dunkley made his first appearance for Wednesday against Barnsley, playing 66 minutes on his comeback following a broken leg.
That’s a huge boost for Wednesday and Pulis.