Jamie Smith says that Sheffield Wednesday will be cautious following Massimo Luongo’s return to fitness.
The midfielder has endured a really frustrating campaign for the Owls with injuries ruling him out for long spells of the season so far.
The latest injury has been a knee problem that has kept him out since February, limiting him to just 12 appearances for the Yorkshire side in the Championship during this campaign.
Luongo is now back in training and seemingly available for selection for the club’s crucial two remaining matches this season against Nottingham Forest and Derby County.
But while Smith could be tempted to throw the Australian into the action, he’s insisting that they’ll be cautious with the former QPR man.
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Speaking during his press conference, Smith said: “Massimo has been bright and we’re delighted to have him back in training.
“But we have to look after him after he’s just come back from injury.”
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It’s been such a frustrating campaign for Massimo Luongo.
The Australian was a big player for Sheffield Wednesday last season but unfortunately due to injury he’s been unable to have the same sort of impact this time around.
Whether he’ll feature before the end of the season remains to be seen, but if not the focus must be on ensuring that he’s ready for next term.