Video: Struggling Sheffield Wednesday boosted by long-awaited return of George Boyd

Winger George Boyd is edging closer to an Owls return
Winger George Boyd is edging closer to an Owls return
Have your say

George Boyd is in line to make his long-awaited Owls return in their forthcoming FA Cup third round duel with Carlisle United.

The experienced wide man, recruited on a free transfer last summer, has not featured since September 9 due to injury.

Boyd sustained a shoulder problem and went under the knife. But surgery failed to fix the problem and Boyd was forced to have another operation in October.

Following a lengthy injury lay-off, Boyd has resumed full training and could be involved in Saturday’s tie at Brunton Park.

For our Owls news and opinion on twitter follow here

Caretaker Wednesday boss Lee Bullen said: “George Boyd is back. He will be available for selection for Carlisle.”

Bullen confirmed Jack Hunt tweaked his knee again in Monday’s home humbling to Burton Albion.

“It ballooned a little bit and that’s why we had to take Jack off,” said Bullen.

For more news from Hillsborough click here

Captain Glenn Loovens (illness) was brought off at half-time and replaced by Daniel Pudil as the Owls slumped to a third successive Hillsborough defeat.

Bullen said: “Glenn Loovens played with a major illness down at Brentford and we had to try and shoehorn him back in today. To be fair, he probably should not have started the Burton game and I asked him to do it. We brought Danny on at half-time.”

Follow Dom Howson on twitter