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Sheffield Wednesday handed injury blow ahead of Sunderland clash

Sheffield Wednesday’s latest League One match saw them pick up their fourth draw in a row following a 2-2 result against Cheltenham Town on Saturday.

One figure that was not involved in the match at the weekend for the Owls was defender Dominic Iorfa who apparently picked up an ankle injury in training prior to the Cheltenham game.

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With Wednesday set to take on Sunderland at Hillsborough on Tuesday evening for their next League One fixture, it has been revealed by Owls manager Darren Moore that there is a 50/50 chance that Iorfa will be fit enough to start the match against the Black Cats with the medical staff sweating over his fitness.

If the defender doesn’t end up being fit enough to play in midweek, we feel this would be a massive blow for the team and really disappointing for Moore given how Iorfa has played 90 minutes in every League One game for the club so far this season prior to the Cheltenham game, proving how important he is to the team every week.

Wednesday signed the 26-year-old, who is currently valued at £1.35m according to Transfermarkt, back in the 2019 January transfer window from Premier League side Wolves for an undisclosed fee.

Since then, the defender has gone on to make 85 appearances for the Yorkshire club across all competitions, bagging five goals and providing three assists.

Iorfa’s performances in League One so far in this campaign have earned him an overall season rating of 6.87/10, making him the fourth highest-rated Wednesday player to have started more than two league games according to WhoScored.

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In addition to this, Iorfa has also managed to rack up an average of 1.1 tackles per game and 1.6 interceptions per match. That second statistic places him third in the Wednesday squad while an impressive tally of 4.6 clearances an outing is the second-best in the squad. That further proves how much of a vital defensive unit he is for the Owls.

Looking ahead to the Sunderland match, given how Wednesday conceded two goals against Cheltenham without Iorfa in the side and how Lee Johnson’s side have managed to score 25 goals so far this season, we feel that Wednesday would have a much better chance of getting a positive result if Iorfa is fit enough to play, which everyone at the club will undoubtedly be hoping he will be.

In other news: Forget Saido: Moore must unleash “wonderful” Sheff Wed ace today, he’s what they need – opinion

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