Will Alex Hunt return for Sheffield Wednesday? Garry Monk’s update

Alex Hunt missed out on a starting berth against Fulham in the Carabao Cup, but Garry Monk had a promising update on the Sheffield Wednesday midfielder ahead of the weekend.

Friday, 25th September 2020, 6:00 am

Hunt was a star performer for the Owls as they knocked Rochdale out of the competition last week, and was due to start once again in the capital as Monk’s side went up against the Cottagers.

However a late knock to his knee meant that his place was put in doubt, with the Wednesday boss opting to start fellow youth graduate, Liam Waldock, rather than risk worsening Hunt’s situation further.

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It does appear, though, that the 20-year-old could return to the setup for this weekend’s trip to Bristol City, with his manager saying that he could probably have gotten through the game at Craven Cottage at a push.

Speaking after the defeat to Fulham, Monk said, “I’m very hopeful that he’ll be alright… I think at a stretch he could’ve played tonight (Wednesday), but we didn’t want to risk it.

“He’s been great, he’s in such a good place, that we don’t want to risk anything - even though it’s only slight.

“Hopefully he’s back in contention for the weekend.”

Alex Hunt was injured for Sheffield Wednesday's trip to Fulham. (Pic Steve Ellis)

After their defence was finally breached in the 2-0 defeat to Fulham on Wednesday evening, the Owls will now be looking to maintain their impressive start to the Championship season by getting another result to build on the four points they obtained from Cardiff City and Watford in their first two matches.

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