Sheffield Wednesday’s Ivan Toney reprieve? Championship’s ‘best striker’ set to miss Owls clash

Sheffield Wednesday will face Brentford this week, but their opponents are likely to be without the strongest weapon in their arsenal.

Monday, 22nd February 2021, 5:00 pm

Ivan Toney is absolutely flying in the Championship this season, scoring 24 goals in 30 games for the Bees as he continues what has been a remarkable goalscoring year for the forward.

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Not too many teams have been able to stop the 24-year-old from scoring against them this season (he got two at Hillsborough back in October), but was missing as they fell to a shock 2-0 defeat at the hands of Coventry City over the weekend.

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There have been reports that the former Peterborough United man faces a couple of weeks on the sidelines, and it certainly seems as though he won’t be ready to face off against the Owls when Neil Thompson and his side make the trip down south this week.

Speaking to the media over the weekend, Brentford’s Thomas Frank said, “It’s a contact to the ankle, it’s not like a clear twist, so it depends how quickly it will turn around.

“Ivan is the best striker in the division. But we need to be able to play without Ivan, like we’ve been able to play without Christian (Norgaard) and Pontus (Jansson), who are key members in the team.”

It remains to be seen whether Toney will be make a speedy recovery in time for the visit of SWFC on Wednesday night, but his absence would certainly make things a little easier for the visitors – however they’ll still need to be at their very best to get something out of a game against one of the division’s best sides.

Ivan Toney scored two in his last game against Sheffield Wednesday. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

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