Sheffield Wednesday: The two men in contention to replace Liam Palmer against Birmingham City

Sheffield Wednesday look set to be without the services of Liam Palmer for three matches after the full-back's sending off at Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion.

The Scotland international was given his marching orders in added on time after a poor, needless challenge on West Ham United loanee Grady Diangana.

It was the first red card of Palmer's career and the dismissal means he will miss the Owls' fixtures with Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic and Brentford.

Garry Monk, the Owls boss, had no qualms over the decision.

Owls defender Liam Palmer heads towards the tunnel after his sending off against WBA

"He was probably a little bit disappointed with the goal in terms of he could have cleared it," said Monk. "I don't have any complaints at this moment in time."

A frustrated Monk argued Palmer and the rest of the defence should have done better in the build-up to the winning penalty, saying: "We just didn't deal with the first phase - it was a simple kick from the goalkeeper, the lads were appealing for [Charlie] Austin being offside, but when you do that you still have to do the job and make a simple header.

"We didn't do that and there was the individual mistake that then led on to Westy [Keiren Westwood] coming out."

Moses Odubajo, an unused substitute at The Hawthorns, is in pole position to replace Palmer at right-back when Monk's men welcome his former club Birmingham City to Hillsborough on Wednesday evening.

But there is also the possibility of Monk switching Dominic Iorfa to the full-back position and recalling club captain Tom Lees to centre-back.