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Brunt to miss out

2 August 2012

Former Owls star sidelined

Former Owls midfielder Chris Brunt is hugely disappointed to be sidelined this weekend as West Brom visit Hillsborough in a pre-season friendly.

The Albion captain made the move from Hillsborough to the Hawthorns in August 2007 but a calf injury will prevent the Northern Ireland international from featuring in S6 on Saturday.

The 27-year-old said: “Ever since this fixture was announced, I’ve been excited about going back to Hillsborough.
 
“It’s one of those things and, unfortunately, it’s not worth taking a risk over, because it could set me back more.

“The nature of the injury means it’s difficult for me to run on it, which is a bit of a nightmare. 
 
“I haven’t been back to Hillsborough for a while so it will give me chance to head up there.”
 
Brunt believes he owes a lot to the Owls after three successful seasons with the club.

He added: “The last time I was there I got a good reception and I’m disappointed to miss out.
 
“They gave me a chance to play first-team football and I’ll always be grateful to them for giving me that chance.
 
“It’s a good place to play football and I was pretty lucky to get the chance to play there.
 
“I really enjoyed my time there and I made some good friends. There are still mates of mine playing and working for Wednesday and it will be nice to see them as well.”

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