Sheffield Wednesday’s Chey Dunkley: What I said to ‘beast’ Dominic Iorfa…

Chey Dunkley says that Dominic Iorfa will come back stronger for Sheffield Wednesday, and admits that he can’t wait for his fellow defender to be back out on the field.

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 11:18 am

Iorfa is currently in the process of recovering from an Achilles operation that has ruled him out for the remainder of the season, and Dunkley – who suffered a serious leg break last year – says that he’s spoken to him about the way forward.

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‘Dunks’, who has been a star performer for the Owls since getting back to fitness and into the side, was speaking to the media ahead of this weekend’s visit of Swansea City, and he says that it’ll be a big boost for the Owls when his teammate does eventually get back on the field.

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He told The Star, “Dom’s one of our senior figures, and he’s well-liked around the dressing room. I have spoken to him, and I’ve said to him, ‘You’re going to come back a beast!’

“Because one positive of being injured is that you get to work on muscles and areas that are hard to work on when you’re fit. For instance you get to do a lot more gym work, and you get to work on movements that you maybe wouldn’t get to do when the games are coming so fast.

“You wouldn’t do a full strength leg session on a Friday before a game, but you can do that if you know you’re not playing. You can focus on areas you couldn’t focus on before.

“Dom’s a beast anyway, and he’ll come back stronger. I can’t wait. Because he brings so much to the team with his presence, and he’s a heck of a player. So he’ll be a big addition when he comes back.”

Chey Dunkley is performing well for Sheffield Wednesday. (Pic Steve Ellis)

Dunkley has played just 66 minutes alongside the defender after Iorfa picked up the serious Achilles injury on his Owls’ debut, but he’ll be hoping that there are many more appearances to come at his side in seasons to come.

For now though, he’s likely to be alongside Tom Lees and Osaze Urhoghide when Swansea come to town on Saturday, and they’ll be eager to keep the Owls’ impressive home form going.

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