Tony Pulis has already pinpointed an issue that has dogged Sheffield Wednesday for years

He’s only been in the job for one full day but already Tony Pulis has picked up on a problem that has hampered Sheffield Wednesday for the past few years.

Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 7:33 am

Even going back as far as to when Carlos Carvalhal was in charge, Wednesday were dogged by injuries to key players – and for lengthy spells – and Pulis walked into Middlewood yesterday to be greeted by a squad a lot lighter than he wants it to be.

The new manager appeared exasperated by the fact that a number of his new players will be on the sidelines when he puts together his first starting XI for Saturday’s Championship clash with Preston.

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Tony Pulis spoke for the first time as Sheffield Wednesday manager yesterday. (via @SWFC)

While it’s not a new issue, it’s one that Pulis will want to get to the bottom of and he admitted to having spoken with the medical and sports science departments yesterday, on a day he found out two more, as yet unnamed, players had been added to the injury list.

"The biggest disappointment at the moment coming in is to see the players that we've got injured,” he said.

"We've got very, very important players injured and we picked up another two injuries this week. That sets the whole thing back a little bit.

He added: "The first priority is to win some games, I think that's important. The next priority is to make sure we don't get any more injuries.

"The injury situation at the football club is very concerning, very worrying. If you are missing four or five players, very good players, then it does weaken the team, I don't care who's managing the football club or who's in charge.”

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