Darren Moore explains Matt Penney drop-out mystery ahead of Sheffield Wednesday trip to QPR

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore was able to clear-up speculation over a possible injury to Owls defender Matt Penney after the youngster pulled out of their win over Cardiff on Monday at the 11th hour.

The 23-year-old, who started Moore’s first two games as Owls boss but now hasn’t taken the field for the first team in over a month,

He was initially named on the bench for the Cardiff drubbing but was replaced by Kadeem Harris with only 15 minutes to kick-off. He then missed the under-23s win over Hull City in midweek, furthering fears he had been injured.

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Moore was able to confirm that Penney was not a cause for concern and that illness had ruled him out of playing any part in the Cardiff match.

Sheffield Wednesday defender Matt Penney faces an uncertain future at the club.Sheffield Wednesday defender Matt Penney faces an uncertain future at the club.
Sheffield Wednesday defender Matt Penney faces an uncertain future at the club.

“He turned up for the game and had a terrible migraine,” Moore said. “He just couldn't shake it off before the game. He was at the stadium and tried to give himself three quarters of an hour before the game for it to settle down but it just didn't settle down.

“He was a late withdrawal but by all accounts he's fine now and back in with the squad.”

Another fitness concern was raised over Kadeem Harris after a similar circumstance in the under-23s match, which saw him drop out late. Harris has since been in training and it is thought there is no issue there.

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The contract of both players are up at the end of the current season and he faces an uncertain future at Hillsborough.



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