Jordan Storey's surprise Sheffield Wednesday absence explained after Wimbledon win

Jordan Storey was left out of Sheffield Wednesday’s squad for the first time since his debut in the win over AFC Wimbledon.

Saturday, 2nd April 2022, 6:33 pm

The Preston North End defender has been a star performer for the Owls since coming in on loan during the January transfer window, so there were plenty of raised eyebrows when he was the only change for Wednesday when Darren Moore named his XI to face the Dons at Hillsborough.

And in a season that has been blighted by injury, fans were undoubtedly concerned when they saw that he was not part of the matchday squad, however the Owls boss says that he was replaced by Dominic Iorfa for personal reasons rather than because of any fitness concerns.

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Speaking to the media after the 2-1 win over Wimbledon on Saturday afternoon, Moore explained, “There’s nothing the matter with Jordan, it was just personal reasons - that’s why Dom Iorfa came in.

“We’re not sure if he’ll be back for the next game - like I said, he’s fine, he was just missing for personal reasons. We’ll have to wait and see in terms of when the next game comes around.”

It remains to be seen now whether the 24-year-old will be back available for selection when the Owls make the trip to Bolton Wanderers next weekend, but Moore will be pleased that - on the plus side – he does now have a plethora of centre backs to choose from, unlike at several points earlier in the season.

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Jordan Storey was missing for Sheffield Wednesday against AFC Wimbledon.