VIDEO: Double defensive boost for Sheffield Wednesday ahead of crucial Reading FC clash

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Sheffield Wednesday should be lifted by the reunion of two key players for tomorrow night's visit of fellow promotion-chasers Reading.

Speaking ahead of the game, head coach Carlos Carvalhal revealed that Tom Lees, who hasn't played since the end of January, should be available to make a return.

Tom Lees is set for a return to the owls line-up against Reading

Tom Lees is set for a return to the owls line-up against Reading

And Glenn Loovens, who came off with an ankle injury in last week's defeat to Aston Villa, should also be in the side to face Jaap Stam's team.

However, Carvalhal would not speak about most of the other players who have been on the treatment table - a list that includes Fernando Forestieri, Sam Hutchinson, Gary Hooper, Callum McManaman, Almen Abdi and Kieran Lee - but he did say that Marco Matias, who hasn't played at all this season, is back in training.

Carvalhal said: "Today don't ask me nothing about injured players I will tell you nothing. I will just tell you that Tom Lees is ready and Glenn Loovens is also ready to play."

Meanwhile, George Hirst has been added to Wednesday's list of international call-ups, with the young striker chosen in the England u18s squad which will take on Qatar in a double-header before facing Saudi Arabia.