Can Callum Paterson make his Sheffield Wednesday debut this weekend? – Garry Monk gives the answer on the Owls’ new signing
Sheffield Wednesday wrapped up a move for a new striker, Callum Paterson, over the weekend, but will he be able to make his debut against Queens Park Rangers?
In terms of availability, yes. That’s according to Owls boss, Garry Monk, who confirmed to The Star today that he is in contention to make his first Wednesday appearance at Hillsborough, but they’ll be assessing him over the next couple of days to see if he’s ready.
The 25-year-old, who has been brought into the club as a forward, was already training with his new teammates just hours after completing his switch to S6, and Monk says that he’s looking good following his arrival from Cardiff City.
Speaking to The Star at his pre-match press conference today, Monk said, “He joined the trainings yesterday, and had good discussions already. He’s been with Tony (Strudwick) and the physical department in terms all the checks and stuff.
“In training he looked fine and great, there’s another training today so yeah, it’ll just be about assessing where he’s at - what he can contribute and can’t contribute. We’ll make a decision from there.”
It remains to be seen whether the Scottish international will be thrust straight into the limelight with a start against QPR, whether he plays a role from the bench or even if this game will come a bit too soon for him, but ‘Dr. Funk’ has all the attributes to become a fan favourite in Sheffield and Wednesdayites will be eager to get their first look at him as soon as possible.