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Owls boosted after the break

11 September 2015

Wednesday head to Burnley on Saturday with an almost clean bill of health following the first international break of the campaign.

Head coach Carlos Carvalhal says the break came at a good time for the Owls, who have welcomed new recruits into the group and seen key players return to fitness.

Keiren Westwood and Glenn Loovens are back in contention after a period on the sidelines and will provide Wednesday with a timely boost ahead of the trip to Turf Moor.

To further bolster the squad, Fernando Forestieri, Daniel Pudil, Barry Bannan and Michael Turner could make their debuts for the club and Carlos is happy with the players at his disposal.

He said: “It’s good Glenn and Keiren are back. They are two special players. They have leadership in the dressing room and on the pitch. They are very important.

“Glenn gives us experience. He and Keiren are like new signings.”

“Glenn is the captain but we have competition at centre back and I am very happy with all of them.

“I’m happy they have recovered but I am happy to receive the new players who will improve the quality.”

Filipe Melo remains sidelined with a knee injury, though Carvalhal says the midfielder is close to a return.

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