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Promising news for Sheffield Wednesday as key man makes goal-scoring return

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Sheffield Wednesday defender Tom Lees marked his return to action with a goal for the club’s U23 side yesterday, in his first minutes since being ruled out at the end of November.

The 27-year-old was forced into surgery after picking up an injury during the 2-2 draw against Ipswich Town, with a three month spell on the sidelines leaving the club short of options at the back.

However a promising display devoid of complications in the 3-2 defeat to Huddersfield Town is promising for those associated with the club, with U23’s manager Neil Thompson quick to praise the returning star.

“He came through okay,” he told The Sheffield Star. “Tom is a terrific professional and he approached the game in the manner that we expected.”

The Verdict

Lees has been a massive loss for the Owls over the past few months, and his return to action will come as a relief to new boss Jos Luhukay.

Carlos Carvalhal was unlucky with the number of injuries he encountered before his sacking, and Dutchman Luhukay is sure to begin to benefit from the injured contingent returning to action over the course of the next few weeks.

Lees won’t be rushed back into the first team to avoid an aggravation of his injury, but Luhukay will be keen to introduce him to the side as soon as he has proven his fitness.

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