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Sam Winnall will spend time on the sidelines

Sam Winnall will spend time on the sidelines

Sheffield Wednesday have been hit with a further blow as they prepare for their match with Stoke City on Saturday.

According to Dom Howson, who is a journalist for the Sheffield Star, Jos Luhukay has confirmed that Sam Winnall will be out for a further couple of weeks.

The manager stated that the striker “can’t train with the team for two to three weeks” because of a calf injury he picked up.

The forward has had a troubling time at Hillsborough following his switch from Barnsley back in January 2017.

He has made just a handful of starts for the Owls during that time and spent part of last season on loan at fellow Championship side Derby County, where he did not fare much better.

The Verdict:

Winnall is yet to feature for Luhukay in this year’s campaign, however, with the squad suffering from injuries, he may have looked to have used him in the near future before his latest setback.

The Owls are relatively weak in certain areas of the team after they were unable to make any transfers for much of the summer and saw Jordan Rhodes depart, whilst Fernando Forestieri picked up a three-game ban.

However, Luhukay and Wednesday will be pleased to hear that Gary Hooper is verging on a return to fitness after his own injury concerns, whilst Atdhe Nuhiu continues to lead the line.

Sheffield Wednesday fans – thoughts?

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