Sheffield Wednesday have been handed a welcome boost ahead of the season’s run-in, after confirming that Fisayo Dele-Bashiru has returned to training.
Dele-Bashiru joined Wednesday back in the summer transfer window, following his departure from Manchester City’s youth setup, although he has not featured for the Owls since suffering an ankle injury in his side’s 3-0 defeat at Brentford towards the end of February.
Now however, it seems as though the midfielder is making some promising progress towards a potential return to action.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday confirmed that Dele-Bashiru was now back out working on the training pitches with the club, including two images of the 20-year-old going through his paces.
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) March 23, 2021
Prior to his injury, Dele-Bashiru had made 13 appearances in all competitions for the club this season, including eight in the Championship.
As things stand, Wednesday are currently second from bottom in the Championship table, six points from safety with eight games still to play this season.
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This will be a big lift for Sheffield Wednesday if they can get Dele-Bashiru back sooner rather than later.
It is going to be a big challenge for the Owls to get themselves out of the predicament they are currently in, and they are going to need all the options they can to do that.
Having shown a fair amount of promise prior to his injury, you do feel as though Dele-Bashiru is certainly someone who could yet have a part to play in getting the club out of trouble.
Indeed, his potential return will also help manager Darren Moore to rotate his squad more during the run-in, possibly allowing him to give some of his other players a welcome and perhaps well needed rest.