Sheffield Wednesday: Gary Taylor-Fletcher ‘lucky’ with eye injury

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Gary Taylor-Fletcher was lucky to not have suffered more serious damage to his eye against Rotherham United.

That is the verdict of Owls head coach Stuart Gray who revealed the on loan forward is progressing well on his recovery from the injury which forced him off against the Millers.

Taylor-Fletcher was still having problems with his vision when he returned to training with the Wednesday squad last Thursday.

But Gray revealed the forward has a good chance of facing former club Huddersfield Town at Hillsborough on Saturday.

“It was right in the corner of his eye and he ended up getting a finger poked in the corner,” Gray said.

“It was disappointing but in another way he is very lucky because it could have been a lot worse.

“He trained with the lads but he still didn’t quite have 100 per cent vision.

“I can’t see it being a problem for too long.

“He’s getting better every day.”

The Leicester City loanee was handed his first Owls start in the derby against Millers and impressed in a deep-lying role behind Stevie May. The 33-year-old almost opened the scoring for Wednesday.

Gray said: “He did well in the half hour he played and it was disappointing to have to take him off. He was a big loss for us.

“I keep seeing that chance of his and I thought it was going in.”