Injury update delivered on Sheffield Wednesday trio – with question mark over George Byers

Sheffield Wednesday will take a look at the fitness of two important players in the coming days as they look towards an important clash at home to Shrewsbury Town next weekend.
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The Owls were without a handful of senior men for their 1-0 win at Accrington Stanley, though the likes of returning pair Mark McGuinness and Reece James were able to play a full part in proceedings as Alex Mighten’s first half goal earned three points.

Ben Heneghan has been ruled out for the long term – potentially until the end of the season and Akin Famewo and Dennis Adeniran remain weeks from a reappearance in Wednesday colours.

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But there is positive news on one of their most consistent players of the season, with defender Liam Palmer due to return in good time ahead of the Shrews match.

Owls George Byers runs at the Rovers defence    Pic Steve EllisOwls George Byers runs at the Rovers defence    Pic Steve Ellis
Owls George Byers runs at the Rovers defence Pic Steve Ellis

But there are question marks hanging over the condition of midfielder George Byers and attacker Mallik Wilks, both of whom have suffered from on-off injury spells this season.

Speaking in the minutes after their win at Accrington, Wednesday boss Darren Moore said: “We certainly hope Liam Palmer will be back from his illness. We will assess him this week.

“Wilks and Byers are both contact injuries. It is whether they can put their body weight through it; they were too sore today. We will assess them this week.”

Wednesday’s 1-0 win was enough to take them to within a point of the top two in the League One table after Plymouth and Ipswich dropped points.