Sheffield Wednesday press conference: Darren Moore on Jordan Storey's future and players returning from injury

Hello and welcome to Sheffield Wednesday’s pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s visit of Cambridge United.

Friday, 11th March 2022, 12:29 pm
Updated Friday, 11th March 2022, 2:33 pm

Darren Moore and Jordan Storey will be providing their thoughts ahead of the match as the Owls look to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Lincoln City.

A win tomorrow could move Wednesday back into the League One play-off places.

The visitors are comfortably nestled in a mid-table spot, clear of relegation danger but too far off the top six to mount a late top-six charge.

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Jordan Storey tries to stop Lincoln City's Chris Maguire. Photo: Steve Ellis

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Sheffield Wednesday press conference LIVE:

Last updated: Friday, 11 March, 2022, 14:35

  • Jordan Storey and Darren Moore set to speak to the press
  • Storey expected to address his future
  • Several players thought to be nearing a return for the Owls

DM on Sam Hutchinson

Says he sees Hutch primarily as a defender, but he could be moved into midfield.

Says striker is ready to start tomorrow along with Dominic Iorfa.

‘Lee’s had a good week’.

DM on three-game week ahead

‘I wouldn’t say it’s make or break, there’s so many games still to play this season.

‘We have got seven games in the month of April.’

DM on Tyreece John-Jules

‘Let’s give it another couple of weeks then have a look and see where he’s at.

‘He is making good progress’ - says he should start jogging soon.

‘I still envisage it being towards the end of the season,’ he says of the forward’s return.

DM on forward planning

Admits it’s ‘difficult’ planning for the future when you don’t know what division you will be in next season.

‘I wouldn’t like to discuss any players at present. Let’s just focus on this campaign.’

‘The phone is ringing at the moment, there’s a lot going on.

‘With the World Cup coming in the winter months, everything has been pushed forward’.

DM on Fleetwood friendly this week

Confirms Chey Dunkley played 65 minutes in a friendly this week and came through it OK.

‘It presents the opportunity for us to look at one or two potential targets. Part of it is left down to the recruitment team, we bring them into the club, get them training and make them play a game, that’s how it works.

Says club are in the process of making decisions on under-23 players already at the club.

‘He’s back now and he’s somebody at a point now that at any point I see he can get called upon.

‘He’s in a position now where he’s had the sufficient volume of work in training. He’s another big player for us. He’s now back in a position now where he’s fine for a start.’

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