Sheffield Wednesday: Mixed news on the injury front for Owls ahead of Barnsley showdown

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Sheffield Wednesday have received mixed news on the injury front ahead of tomorrow's South Yorkshire derby with Barnsley.

Midfielder David Jones is pushing for a first-team recall, having shrugged off the calf problem which kept him out of Saturday's trip to Reading.
But Almen Abdi (hamstring) and Urby Emanuelson (ankle) face a spell on the sidelines. Abdi, who has struggled to make an impact since moving to Hillsborough back in July, suffered the knock in the Owls' behind-closed-doors victory over Notts County last week. Emanuelson, still waiting to make his Wednesday debut, twisted his ankle in training.

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Speaking at his press briefing today, head coach Carlos Carvalhal said: "David is okay. He trained today and felt a good reaction so he can be involved in tomorrow's game.
"Urby and Abdi are still out with injuries. Abdi has a hamstring injury. He did it in the Notts County. He trained afterwards and he felt a pain so wasn't involved. He's still out of training. I believe he will be back soon.
"Urby has stayed out of training and is with the medical department. Let's see."

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Tomorrow's fixture will come too soon for Will Buckley but Carvalhal is relieved the winger's shoulder injury is not as bad as first feared.
"Will still has a problem with his shoulder but is progressing well," he said. "He doesn't need surgery which is something that is positive. I can't say when he will be back as you never know. It depends on the players.
"Will is still in a little bit of pain but it's not as serious as we thought."


Forwards Marco Matias (groin) and Gary Hooper (hamstring) will play no part against a Barnsley side who are in the top half of the Championship following back-to-back victories.
Carvalhal said: "Gary Hooper is progressing very well but he will take more time. I don't want to put a limit but I think he will be back soon.
"Marco is progressing following surgery. I think he will start training with us in one or two weeks. He's moving but he's not yet with us."

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Wednesday will be without the services of Fernando Forestieri, who will serve the second of his three-match suspension.

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