Owls pre-season friendly: Sheffield Wednesday 1 FC Arsenal Tula 2

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Sheffield Wednesday slipped to a 2-1 defeat in their pre-season friendly with Russian top flight side FC Arsenal Tula.

Speedy forward Michail Antonio put the Owls ahead but their joy was short-lived as Bazanov levelled things up in the eighth minute.

Wednesday came close to regaining the lead on the stroke of half-time when Atdhe Nuhiu struck the crossbar from close range.

With 15 minutes remaining of the Owls’ third warm-up match of the summer, Owls trialist Dejan Kelhar, a 30-year-old centre-back, blazed over the crossbar following a corner by Chris Maguire.

But Tula completed the turnaround in the 85th minute as substitute Ryzhkov fired a shot past Joe Wildsmith.

The match rounded off Wednesday’s five-day training camp in Slovenia.

As well as Kelhar, Gray also named a trialist on the bench. He is believed to be Sydney-born Paul Katsetis.

Right-back Lewis Buxton was left out of the match-day squad, having failed to shake off a knee problem.

Wednesday: Westwood; Palmer, Loovens, Kelhar, Mattock; Maguire, Hutchinson, Coke, Antonio, Nuhiu, Madine. Substitutes: Maghoma, Wildsmith, Lavery, Zayatte, McCabe, Helan, Sanders, Floro, Lee, Corry, Katsetis, Young, Dawson.