Watford star to return against Sheffield Wednesday? – Boost or not, the Owls will have to be at their best

Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore says the Owls will have to be on the very top of their game if they are to maintain their fight to beat the drop and pick up a positive result against Watford.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 6:00 am

The Hornets have been given a boost following the return of Tom Cleverley to full training, however things could get even better for Xisco Muñoz should star attacker, Ismaila Sarr, be given the green light to return to action – they say they’ll make a late call on him.

Muñoz has had a good chunk of his side away on international duty that may not be thrown straight back into club football on Friday, while Moore’s only absence with regards to international football was Scotland’s Liam Palmer.

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While the Owls boss admits that they can’t know who they’ll be going up against, he insists that it’s going to be a monumental task at Vicarage Road that will require his side performing to the very best of their ability.

He said: “One thing that’s a guarantee is that we’ll be facing a quality team, irrespective of who is on the pitch.

“Even with the internationals away, you only have to look who’s still in the building to know they’re a top, top team at the level we’re at.

“The run of games they’re on speaks volumes for itself, but we look to our own matters here and make sure we continue building on the performances that saw us go into the break strong and positive.

Watford's winger Ismaila Sarr could return to action against Sheffield Wednesday.

“We will have to be at our absolute level best if we’re to take anything from the game.”

The Hornets have won five games in a row and nine of their last 10 Championship games as they fired their way up the table in recent months, while the Owls are looking to secure back-to-back away wins in the league for the first time since back in September 2019.

Moore could welcome back the likes of Keiren Westwood, Sam Hutchinson, Liam Shaw and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru after they recovered from various ailments over the break, however it’s thought that Moses Odubajo, Cameron Dawson and Massimo Luongo are unlikely to play again this season.

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