Sheffield Wednesday trio 'highly unlikely' to feature this season as Darren Moore delivers mixed injury round-up

Darren Moore had good news and bad when it came to an injury round-up of his war-torn Sheffield Wednesday squad.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 10:14 am

The Owls make the trip to promotion-chasing Watford tomorrow keen to carry over their form from their 2-1 derby day win at Barnsley.

Moore and his players – bar Scotland international Liam Palmer – have had two weeks to take a breath heading into the final nine games of the season, during which they have plotted their escape route from the Championship bottom three.

And it’ll be a case of all hands on deck according to the Wednesday boss, who reported positive news in that Keiren Westwood is approaching full fitness and that Sam Hutchinson, Liam Shaw and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru have come through their injury problems and are back in full training.

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore.

But injuries to Moses Odubajo, Cameron Dawson and Massimo Luongo are likely to see them miss the rest of the season, Moore confirmed.

On Dawson and Odubajo, Moore said: “Speaking to the doctor, they’ll be back on the training ground running probably in the next two or three weeks.

“By the time they get to any level, the season will be nearly upon us, really. They’re making good progress but in terms of contributing to this season, it looks unlikely at the moment.

“They’re still indoors, still in rehab getting treatment and we’re hoping in the next two or three weeks we can get them on the training ground and to see how they feel and go from there.

“They’re making progress as I said but for this season it looks highly unlikely.”

Westwood dropped out of the Wednesday team during the warm-up of their win at Barnsley with a reoccurance of his rib injury but is back in full training..

“Westy has been back in training and we're putting him through his paces,” Moore said.

“It's just about getting confidence back in, things like making diving saves, coming for catches. He's back out there but we're just putting him through his paces.

“We've re-scanned the injury and it's fine which is great news. So we'll assess him today and see how he is for tomorrow.”

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