Sheffield Wednesday: Owls wait on duo

Kieran Lee is facing a battle to be fit to face Huddersfield
Kieran Lee is facing a battle to be fit to face Huddersfield
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Owls midfield duo Kieran Lee and Giles Coke are battling to be fully fit for their trip to Huddersfield Town after the two-week international break

Lee and Coke have been forced into having pain-killing injections to ease groin and Achilles injuries respectively which have hampered them in recent weeks.

Stuart Gray, the Wednesday head coach, told The Star: “We have been having on-going problems with Kieran and Giles so they had injections.

“We hope that will resolve their problems. The specialist is confident the injections will help the healing process. We might have to shut them down and not bring them back into training until the middle of next week.

“The break has given us the opportunity to give some players TLC.”

With Sam Hutchinson a long-term absentee, Gray is looking to strengthen his midfield department before the emergency loan window shuts on Thursday November 27.

He said: “We are waiting for the green light from other managers. I’m relying on favours and internationals going away and not getting injured. I thought we had signed a player last week but in the end the manager said I’ve got an illness in the camp and I can’t let him out.”

Wednesday number one Keiren Westwood is still receiving treatment for a hip injury which forced him to withdraw from international duty earlier this week.

Gray admitted: “We had to pull Keiren out from the Republic of Ireland squad. It is disappointing for him but he’s had an on-going hip problem ever since the Watford game.

“We have to monitor him and get him treatment.”