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Sheffield Wednesday’s Injury Updates and Optimism Ahead of Leeds Clash

Sheffield Wednesday, currently positioned in the Championship relegation zone based on goal difference, have experienced a remarkable upturn in form as they strive to distance themselves from the threat of demotion. As they gear up to confront promotion contenders Leeds United, manager Danny Rohl has received a significant boost.

Injury Update for Sheffield Wednesday:
The team’s prospects for survival were bolstered by their recent 1-0 win against Plymouth Argyle, a victory that pulled their opponents back into the relegation battle. Presently, Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City, and Huddersfield Town are all tied on 38 points, with Huddersfield Town narrowly avoiding relegation based on goal difference.

With only ten matches remaining, every fixture is crucial for Rohl’s squad, who will have to manage without Josh Windass in the upcoming clash against Leeds this Friday. Rohl confirmed Windass’s absence, stating, “At the moment, there’s no chance (of him playing). We know Josh is dealing with recurring minor injuries, so hopefully, he’ll be available after the international break for the final games.”

However, amidst this setback, there is also positive news. Rohl assured that Barry Bannan will be fit to participate against Leeds, despite his early departure due to injury during the Plymouth match. Rohl expressed, “Barry Bannan looks in excellent shape, he trained today without any issues.”

Rohl acknowledged the advantage of having numerous players available this week, which allows for fresh legs to be introduced, particularly vital against formidable opponents like Leeds, both physically and mentally.

Losing Bannan at this crucial juncture would have been a significant setback for Sheffield Wednesday. Therefore, his swift recovery from injury provides a substantial morale boost for Rohl’s team ahead of the Leeds match.

Bannan’s return is considered “vital” and could potentially contribute to an unexpected upset, despite Sheffield Wednesday facing a challenging task in ending Leeds’ 11-game unbeaten streak in the Championship. The recent hard-fought victory of Leeds over Stoke City, also in the relegation battle, suggests an opportunity for a surprise turnaround at Hillsborough this Friday.

Former Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has emphasized Bannan’s importance in previous seasons, highlighting his intelligence and effectiveness on the pitch. Bannan’s contributions are not confined to specific positions but permeate throughout the team, evident in his timely interventions during defensive actions.

Yachiga Tavershima
Yachiga Tavershima
Soccer Blogger with a keen eye for detailed reportage. I bring the latest drama in the most dramatic way


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