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Sheffield Wednesday man will be fearing for his starting spot after Monk’s latest update

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Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu might be fearing for his place in Garry Monk’s side, following the latest news that both Fernando Forestieri and Steven Fletcher are nearing returns to fitness.

Nuhiu has enjoyed a recent resurgence, with the 30-year-old making just two substitute appearances in Sheffield Wednesday’s first six league games, having been involved in all four of Monk’s league games in charge of the Owls including starting the last two games at Middlesbrough and Hull City.

The Kosovo international highlighted his potential worth to Monk by coming off the bench to score a vital stoppage time equaliser in the Owls’ 1-1 draw at home to Fulham in their last match at Hillsborough, and with both Fletcher and Forestieri out injured he would have hoped for a run in the side.

However, having started Sheffield Wednesday’s 1-0 loss at Hull in midweek, the striker failed to make too much of an impact and could be replaced by Fletcher, who has been in fine form so far this campaign hitting five Championship goals already.

Fletcher’s return to first team involvement will likely lead to Nuhiu returning to the substitutes bench, and with Forestieri also nearing fitness Monk will have a lot of options to consider in the striking department to chose to place in the Owls squad.

Monk has the luxury of having the likes of Sam Winnall, Jordan Rhodes, Fletcher and Forestieri to call on as well as Nuhiu, which makes it difficult for those on the fringes of the side to force their way back into the team and having just got himself into the side the 30-year-old will not be wanting to lose his place.

However, that does not mean that the striker can still not play a part in Wednesday’s season, with the experienced forward offering something completely different to any of Monk’s other attacking options.

With his big physical presence and aerial threat a real potential tool to use when the Owls are chasing games in the closing minutes or looking to hold onto the ball to relieve pressure.

Whatever happens when Fletcher and Forestieri return to action, Nuhiu just needs to concentrate on making an impact when he is called upon by Monk, and the 30-year-old will be aiming to show enough in training to merit being selected to feature.


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