Sheffield Wednesday: Owls suffer Bus blow

Owls striker Sergiu Bus.

Owls striker Sergiu Bus.

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Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray has revealed Romanian striker Sergiu Bus will be sidelined for a minimum of two to three weeks with a groin injury.

The 22-year-old, recruited on transfer deadline day from CSKA Sofia for an undisclosed fee, was forced to pull-out of Saturday’s defeat at Derby County after sustaining the knock during the warm-up. Bus, who was set to make his second Owls start against the Rams, was replaced by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Bus will have a scan to determine the full extent of his groin problem tomorrow but Gray, speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Tuesday’s clash at third-from-bottom Millwall, said: “Sergiu’s in pain walking so I would imagine it’s going to be two or three weeks minimum.”

Wednesday are appealing Keiren Westwood’s red card at Derby. Chris Kirkland is on stand-by should the decision not be overturned.

Gray, who could hand a start to Jose Semedo, who has recovered from an ankle/toe infection, said: “Hopefully it (the appeal) will get through before Millwall.

“We felt it should have been just a yellow card for Keiren. If the referee had played on for a fraction, Darren Bent put the ball in the net.

“I think the referee’s blown a little bit too quickly. It was a double punishment with the penalty and the sending off.”

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