SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Owls pair out to avoid Christmas cards

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TWO Wednesday players will be getting suspensions for Christmas presents if they overstep the mark in Saturday’s home game against Charlton.

David Prutton and Lewis Buxton are both one booking away from being banned.

Prutton has nine yellow cards to his name and must sit out two games if he receives a 10th before the second Sunday in April.

Buxton is on four bookings and will be suspended for one game if he reaches five before December 31.

Prutton has already served a one-match ban for picking up five bookings, in October while he was on loan at Scunthorpre, and has been cautioned in all three of his appearances since his return to Hillsborough.

He also suffered a three-match suspension last month after being sent off while playing for the Iron.

The 31-year-old’s experience helped him to regain his place in the Wednesday side but Dave Jones will also hope to add Jose Semedo to his midfield options soon, with the ex-Charlton star having missed the last three matches because of a gash on his leg.

Paul Corry has not been involved recently but the youngster issued a reminder about his potential when he played for the Under-21s at Derby.

“He was absolutely fantastic in the middle of the park,” said coach Lee Bullen. “He’s a proper footballer, in my opinion.”

Bullen, besides welcoming the comebacks of Reda Johnson and Nicky Weaver, after foot and wrist injuries respectively, praised the attitude of the four with first-team experience who played: Weaver, Nejc Pecnik, Johnson and Corry.

He added: “It was nice to see Nicky back. We had a very young back four - he helped and encouraged them through it, you could see his experience at the top level. Like Reda he came through without ill effect.

“There were some positives to come out of it, though Derby were the better side and deserved to win - the best team we have played at this level. “3-0 flattered them a bit. We had a lot of possession but were a bit negligent in front of goal.”