VIDEO: Owls Latest - Carlos Carvalhal waits on Loovens, Nuhiu and Joao plus Dom Howson's viewpoint

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Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has given his injured players every opportunity to stake their claim for a place in the side for Saturday's match against Leeds United at Elland Road,

The Owls have fitness concerns over skipper Glenn Loovens (ankle), Atdhe Nuhiu (neck) and Lucas Joao (leg) while Keiren Westwood (kidney problem) will miss out on the trip north. However, Carvalhal says, no risks will be taken on any of the players.

Glenn Loovens

Glenn Loovens

He said on Friday afternoon: "Let's see. We are training this afternoon. We don't know yet which players are 100%. We will play with the players who are 100% ready to start the game. We don't want players who are 99% ready to play. We want them all to be ready."

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Lewis Price is expected to keep his place in goal with Carvalhal saying of Westwood: "I don't know how long he is going to be out for. You must talk with the doctor but we believe he will be back soon."

On Price, he added: "I have the same confidence in him, Joe [Wildsmith] and Cameron [Dawson]. We have a fantastic goalkeeper but we have four very good goalkeepers so we don't have any problem."

Meanwhile, Cardiff City manager Russell Slade has quashed speculation linking striker Kenwyne Jones with a move to Hillsborough. The 30-year-old, in the final year of his Bluebirds contract, spent time on loan at Wednesday more than a decade ago, scoring seven goals in seven matches.

"I don't know where that rumour is coming from," he said. "Kenwyne is with us and will be with us tomorrow. I have had no conversation with Sheffield Wednesday."

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