Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk has provided a clue into the fitness of one player ahead of the Owls’ trip to Barnsley on Saturday.
The south Yorkshire side were without first-choice left-back Morgan Fox at the weekend as they drew 0-0 to Millwall at Hillsborough.
Fox has become one of Monk’s favourite options since he took the helm in September, so much so that talks have opened over a new contract.
Speaking about the injury, Monk provided an update. He said:
“He was too sore for the weekend which was a shame. He is the type of player you need on the pitch.
“Hopefully his injury will settle down and he will be ready for the following weekend.”
Garry Monk, Owls boss.
There probably isn’t a more important player in the Wednesday squad right now than the Welshman, he’s the only senior left-back at the club.
Before Monk’s appointment, Fox barely got a look-in as Liam Palmer was played out of position there, whilst in his absence on Saturday, Moses Odubajo was a surprise selection to deputise – a player who The Star claimed was free to leave the club.
Matt Penney is currently out on loan at St Pauli too, so the Owls are awfully light in options on the left-side – the worst-case scenario is that Adam Reach can play there.
His presence is so valuable under Monk, and that’s reinforced in further comments about him in recent weeks.
“He typifies what you want to see. He picked up a knock early in the half, went through it and said at half-time he wanted to carry on. That’s what you want, you want that character and determination.”
Wednesday will be a stronger side with him back this weekend, you’d imagine.
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