Sheffield Wednesday: Atdhe Nuhiu looks to add to Kosovo cap tally

Towering striker Atdhe Nuhiu will be aiming to earn his 12th Kosovo cap tomorrow evening.

Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 5:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 5:08 pm
Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu

The Owls forward is part of the Kosovo squad that are gearing up to face Malta and Faroe Islands in a Nations League double-header.

Nuhiu was on target when he last represented his country, helping Kosovo claim their first-ever win in a competitive international by beating the Faroe Islands 2-0 last month.

The 29-year-old has found it difficult to produce his best form at club level this season. His only Wednesday goal came in their opening-day defeat at Wigan Athletic - a match which also saw him see red following two bookable offences.

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Nuhiu has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot, with five of his 11 appearances coming as a substitute.

As for Kosovo, who were admitted as members of UEFA and subsequently FIFA in 2016 following a long campaign during which they faced fierce opposition from Serbia, they are currently top of  Nations League D, Group 3.

After entertaining Malta, kick-off 7:45pm, Kosovo travel to the Faroe Islands on Sunday.

Kosovo drew one and lost nine of their matches in the World Cup qualifiers and were held to a goalless draw by Azerbaijan in their opening Nations League fixture.