When Sheffield Wednesday hope Fernando Forestieri will return to action

Resurgent Sheffield Wednesday are keeping their fingers crossed that talismanic forward Fernando Forestieri will be ready for a first-team return after the next international break.

By Dom Howson
Wednesday, 13 March, 2019, 15:04

Forestieri has missed the Owls' last two Championship fixtures, having suffered a hamstring strain in the Sheffield derby earlier this month.

Although Forestieri is on the mend from his injury, boss Steve Bruce expects to be without the 29-year-old's services when Wednesday host Blackburn Rovers this Saturday in the last match before a two-week international break.

Owls forward Fernando Forestieri is recovering from a hamstring injury

Forestieri suffered the second of his three separate hamstring problems this season when the Owls last played Rovers at Ewood Park back in December.

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After hosting Rovers, the Owls return to action with a trip to Stoke City on March 30.

Bruce told The Star: "It is weeks with him but we must try and remedy this hamstring situation. We may have to try something a bit different but we are in the process of doing that.

"Hopefully he will be fit for Stoke when we come back after the break."