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Fletcher return boosts Owls

20 February 2020

Steven Fletcher’s recovery has taken a significant step up this week as the Wednesday striker has returned to full training.

Garry Monk confirmed on Thursday that the 32-year-old has trained all week with the squad and will be considered for selection on Saturday.

The news has come as a boost for the Owls as Monk explained:

“Fletch is one real big positive. He’s been back in training this week and he looks good.

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“We’ll make a decision on him, he’s been brilliant with his rehab and has trained all week.

“It’s only his first week but he’s a fit lad anyway so we’ll make a decision on him.”

Asked over the possibility of including Fletcher in the squad at St Andrew’s Monk said:

“I’ve haven’t spoken to him as yet, I’ve let him get on with things and I’ll speak to him tomorrow in terms of how he feels.

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“It’s a big ask to expect him to play 90 minutes with intensity but it’s a positive feeling with him being back out there.”

In terms of further injury updates, Morgan Fox has a chance of returning this weekend, while Massimo Luongo, Adam Reach and Moses Odubajo will not feature.

“Foxy has been back out on the pitches so we will continue to assess him,” Monk added. “We have another day’s training on Friday to get a good look at him. Hopefully that can happen.

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“Massimo is still not there, he picked up a secondary injury with his calf so he’s not over that, he hasn’t been out on the pitches this week.

“Reach and Mo are still not ready and, again, hopefully we will see them sooner rather than later, I know they are progressing well but won’t be available for this week.”


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