Darren Moore has provided a frustrating Sheffield Wednesday injury update ahead of their pre-season friendly clash against Port Vale on Tuesday evening.
Darren Moore has confirmed Barry Bannan will not be involved tonight due to a back injury. He will travel but won’t be risked.#SWFC still don’t know the full extent of Josh Windass’ hamstring problem but DM fears JW could be out for a “considerable amount of time”.
— Dom Howson (@domhowson) July 27, 2021
Moore has revealed that Barry Bannan won’t be risked due to a back injury, although the Scotsman will still travel with squad to the match.
But Moore is fearful that Josh Windass could be out for a ‘considerable amount of time’, which will be hugely frustrating for both Moore and the Sheffield Wednesday supporters.
Windass has been sidelined with a hamstring injury in recent weeks, and he could leave a sizeable void in the Sheffield Wednesday team moving forwards.
The forward was a key player for Sheffield Wednesday last season, as he netted ten goals in 44 appearances for the Owls, although his efforts weren’t quite enough to see them avoid relegation into League One.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a summer move away from Hillsborough, but there haven’t been any fresh developments with that rumoured exit in recent weeks.
Sheffield Wednesday are set to take on Charlton Athletic in their opening match of the League One 2021/22 season, in what is likely to be a tricky test for Darren Moore’s side at The Valley.
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This is far from ideal heading towards the new League One season.
Windass was a rare bright spark for Sheffield Wednesday last term, and the club’s supporters will have been eager to see him fire them back into the Championship at the first time of asking.
But with it being feared that he could be out for a ‘considerable amount of time’, that doesn’t make for good reading at all. Sheffield Wednesday are already light on options in attack heading into the new campaign, so it’ll be interesting to see whether Moore looks to add to his squad in light of this frustrating update.
An interesting few weeks are ahead for Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, with under a month until the new campaign gets underway.