Quartet to give Sheffield Wednesday a big boost as preseason beckons
Sheffield Wednesday look set to have almost a clean bill of health when they return for preseason training later this month, with several players keen to put a tough 2020/21 campaign behind them.
Key players, Dominic Iorfa and Massimo Luongo managed to play just 22 Championship games between them last season as they were dealt disappointing blows on the injury front, with the former picking up a serious Achilles injury early in the campaign and the latter dealing with a number of niggles that limited his participation.
It was confirmed towards the end of last season that Luongo was back in the group as he looked to step up his return to action, while Iorfa has been edging closer to full training in his bid to get back amongst things with Darren Moore come June 28th.
Both could well be back and possibly in contention for the friendly game against Celtic next month on July 7th, but they may not be the only ones…
Goalkeeper, Cameron Dawson, is also expected back for preseason after he missed a large chunk of the second half of 2020/21 with a knee issue, while young attacker, Korede Adedoyin, is back to full fitness after recovering from a severe hamstring injury and will be desperate to show Moore what he’s capable of.
The Owls boss is expected to bring a whole host of youngsters into his preseason plans as the club’s recruitment drive continues, with a number of the U23s thought to be part of the plans going forward in an attempt to bring down Wednesday’s average age.
One of them, Ciaran Brennan, missed out on making his U21 debut for the Republic of Ireland due to illness, but is thought to have now recovered from that as the start of preseason looms.
It remains to be seen at this point whether Wednesday – who have issues with unpaid wages and a reported embargo – will have any new faces through the door by the time they head out to Wales for their preseason camp, but Moore will be hoping that – whatever happens – they can have a better injury record in the campaign ahead following the nightmare of 2020/21.