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Latest team news ahead of Coventry clash

18 December 2020

Club News

Latest team news ahead of Coventry clash

18 December 2020

Tony Pulis has a number of team concerns ahead of Saturday’s clash with Coventry at Hillsborough.

The Wednesday boss will be without Dominic Iorfa who is set for a long spell on the sidelines.

Joost van Aken and Julian Börner are both doubts, as too is Massimo Luongo.

A positive for the Owls, though, is the return of Keiren Westwood.


The Republic of Ireland international has not featured since the 1-1 draw with Swansea last month with a groin injury but is back in full training.

Meanwhile, after suffering a nasty challenge late in the game at the City Ground, Pulis is hopeful Tom Lees will be available for selection.

“We’re football people and our focus has to be on the games and the results,” Pulis said on Friday morning.

“Right now I am more concerned with the injuries and getting the team right for Saturday.

“Losing Dominic last week with an Achilles injury, I don’t think we’ll have Joost available this weekend, I don’t think Julian will be fit and Massimo won’t be fit for Saturday.

“That has been on my mind more than anything else so there are a lot of things spinning around at the moment.

“I’ll be pushing, but whether we can get Westwood back on the pitch we’ll wait and see. He’s had a few days training but ideally, we’d want him having another week.


“Tom has got some swelling on his thigh and we’re hoping he’s fit. Even if we strap him up, we need to get him out there.

“I don’t think we’ll see Dom again this season, I’ve seen this injury before with Sidibe at Stoke and you have to be so careful.

“He will get all the support he needs from the club.”

Cameron Dawson has been ruled out with a knee injury for six weeks, while Moses Odubajo is out after picking up his fifth caution of the season on Tuesday, triggering a one-match suspension.

He added: “It’s one of those periods. I have had a few in my time where things are not running the way they should be and you have to really dig in and bat through it and that is what the football club has to do.”

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