Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has provided an update on the fitness of Chey Dunkley and Sam Hutchinson…
The Owls boss has revealed that both players will return to training on Monday following their respective injury layoffs ahead of the club’s trip to Plymouth next weekend in League One.
He told Yorkshire Live: “Chey and Sam will be back in full training on Monday. We expect the whole group to be available and training as one on Monday.”
Sheffield Wednesday fans will be buzzing with this update from Moore as it means that neither player is set to miss any more matches due to injury. There are no long-term issues which need attending to and they could now be in contention to face Plymouth, which will be a boost ahead of the game as the head coach now has two more options at his disposal.
Both players will also be welcome returns due to their quality on the pitch. Dunkley is currently second in the squad based on WhoScored ratings, with an average score of 7.34 across his two appearances in League One. The experienced centre-back won 13 aerial battles and four tackles and made 10 clearances, two interceptions and two blocks in his matches against Rotherham and Fleetwood.
Hutchinson is not far behind him in fifth with a score of 7.04 in three League One outings. In those matches, he won 10 aerial battles whilst also making six interceptions, nine clearances and three blocks against Fleetwood, Doncaster and Charlton. The Owls did not concede a single goal in those games, highlighting how impressive his defending has been.
These statistics emphasise how important Hutchinson and Dunkley can be for Wednesday this season, as they have both shown that they can put in excellent performances at this level. Therefore, supporters will surely be over the moon that they could both be fit and firing ahead of the clash with Plymouth as it means that two of the club’s best-performing players are available for selection.
In theory, this should boost Wednesday’s chances of winning the match as they have both shown that they can be strong defenders in League One and keep the opposition at bay. Their work then allows the forwards to do their business in the final third without worrying about any mistakes costing goals at the back.
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