- Caolan Lavery back in training
- Striker hopeful of game-time for the Under-21s this week
- Development Squad face Middlesbrough on Tuesday
Having overcome a huge blow in pre-season, Caolan Lavery is back training with the first team squad and is keen to make up for lost time.
The 22-year-old has been ruled out of action thus far in 2014/15 due to a knee injury sustained during a friendly clash with Doncaster.
But after coming through a challenging rehabilitation programme, the striker is ready to kick on.
Lavery told swfc.co.uk: “I’m buzzing to be back training with the lads. It’s been a long road but I’m back out on the pitch and it feels good.
“I’ve received a lot of positive tweets from supporters. I look through them all and they have really helped, so I would like to thank everyone for that.
“I’ve had great support here at the club too. I did well in the first team last season when the gaffer gave me a big chance and now I want to repay the faith everyone has shown in me.”
Lavery is hopeful of being involved on Tuesday, as the Owls’ Development Squad face Middlesbrough in a friendly at Middlewood Road.
“I’ve not played since the Doncaster game, so any game-time is important,” he said.
“I want to make up for lost time and regain that sharpness.
“These games are important for everyone, whether it’s first team players coming back to fitness or for the younger age groups stepping up and playing alongside senior players.”