Double player boost but a result to forget for Sheffield Wednesday at Charlton Athletic

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Two Sheffield Wednesday players took more steps towards full fitness on Monday, but it was a result to forget for the U23 side with which they played.

Both Joost van Aken and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru started for the Owls’ reserves as they went up against Charlton Athletic yesterday, playing 62 and 67 minutes respectively down in London.

The pair are in a race against time to get themselves back fit and available for the last handful of games this season, but their participation against Charlton suggests that the Swansea City game will come too soon for them.

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Van Aken and Dele-Bashiru are both working their way back from their respective ankle injuries that were sustained over the last few months, and the fact that they made it through Monday’s game unscathed will come as a big boost to everybody.

The result, however, was one to forget as Lee Bullen’s side were well beaten by the Addicks as Junior Quitirna, Charles Clayden (x2) and a trialist all scored in a 4-0 victory that left the Owls bottom of the Professional Development League North.

Bullen has been dealt a difficult hand this season as he deals with the fact that many of his side spend time with the first team rather than alongside their U23 teammates, and has also had to deal with another common problem for U23 teams in the fact that – like with JvA and FDB – they have senior players thrust upon them for fitness purposes.

It remains to be seen when Van Aken and Dele-Bashiru will return to the SWFC matchday squad, but their latest runout suggests that they’re well on track.

Fisayo Dele-Bashiru played for Sheffield Wednesday's U23s on Monday. (via @SWFC)Fisayo Dele-Bashiru played for Sheffield Wednesday's U23s on Monday. (via @SWFC)
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru played for Sheffield Wednesday's U23s on Monday. (via @SWFC)

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