Darren Moore reveals Sheffield Wednesday injury hopes as well as plans for the international break
Sheffield Wednesday will be working hard during the international break to get geared up for the final run – and may have a couple of injury boosts.
A number of new injuries meant that the Owls had a host of youngsters on their bench for the 2-1 win over Barnsley, with the likes of Keiren Westwood, Sam Hutchinson, Jack Marriott and Liam Shaw all being forced to sit out the game.
They join the likes of Cameron Dawson, Dominic Iorfa, Moses Odubajo, Chey Dunkley, Joost van Aken, Massimo Luongo and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru on the list of injuries, however the international break offers some of them a chance to get back into contention.
While Moore wouldn’t go into too much detail, he did suggest that the next week or so could be good for them on the injury front, and when asked if any could be back to face Watford, he told The Star, “I hope so… We’ll have to see how the medical team get on with them over the next two or three days, but I’m very hopeful that one or two should be back fit for that Watford game.
“But for me now, it’s about the boys recovering from this, looking at the structure of the week next week, and getting some training in…”
Meanwhile, the Owls boss also explained some of the work that they’ll be doing over the next week or so, and he’ll have almost a full contingent with just Liam Palmer (Scotland) set to leave on international duty.
“It’ll be work in terms of keeping possession of the ball, patterns off the ball. Our work and organisation off the ball has to be better as well. There are other things that we can work on that take time, but now we’ve got time that’s exactly what we’ll be doing. And it’s our last real opportunity between now and the end of the season.”
Wednesday face Watford on April 2nd as they seek back-to-back Championship wins for the first time since February, and it would certainly be helpful if the manager has more players to call upon for the trip to Vicarage Road.