Reported Sheffield Wednesday target AND Birmingham City captain doubtful as Brum nurse injuries

Sheffield Wednesday were one of several teams linked with Sam Cosgrove while he was at Aberdeen, but he ultimately ended up at Birmingham City – he may not be available against the Owls though. And their skipper is doubtful too.

Friday, 19th February 2021, 5:30 pm

The 24-year-old has played two Championship games for the Blues since completing a move from Scotland towards the end of the transfer window, but twisted his ankle in training and therefore had to sit out their defeat to Millwall earlier this week.

It remains to be seen whether he’ll be deemed fit enough to line up at Hillsborough come tomorrow afternoon, but Aitor Karanka will be desperate to have everybody available given their current plight of picking up just one win in their last 14 games.

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Meanwhile, the club’s captain, Harlee Dean, is also a doubt for the encounter after needing stitches in his ankle after the Millwall match, and – like Cosgrove – he will be assessed in the build-up to Saturday’s game at S6.

Speaking to the media, Karanka said, “Harlee Dean couldn’t train on Thursday because he had stitches in his ankle so he couldn’t train. He has a lot of pain.

“Sam Cosgrove couldn’t train, he twisted his ankle last Tuesday and the medical department is checking him out to see if we can have him back as soon as possible… The rest of the players are ready.”

In other news, Marc Roberts is back available after serving his three-match ban following a red card at Wycombe Wanderers earlier this month.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Harlee Dean of Birmingham City may not be able to face Sheffield Wednesday. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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