Sheffield Wednesday have racked up a mixed bag of results in their League One campaign with five wins, three draws and three defeats from 11 games played, putting them in ninth place in the league table.
Despite seeing his side secure a 1-0 victory away at Bolton Wanderers in their latest League One match thanks to a goal from Lee Gregory, Owls manager Darren Moore was unfortunately handed a double injury blow in the clash.
During the match against Bolton, Wednesday duo Lewis Gibson and Sam Hutchinson had to be replaced at halftime due to injury after starting the match at the University of Bolton Stadium.
Speaking after Saturday’s match, Moore said that the injuries were muscle-related and that both players will be assessed today (Monday) to find out the extent and seriousness of the issues.
With Gibson having struggled with his fitness since arriving at the Yorkshire club back in August on a loan deal from Everton’s U23 side, it’s a real shame to see him pick up this latest injury.
Additionally, Hutchinson has also had some fitness issues this season.
Taking this into account, we feel the setbacks of both of these players is starting to become an issue for the team now, which Moore will have to deal with moving forward.
Looking ahead to Wednesday’s next League One match against AFC Wimbledon at the weekend, Moore will have to make some changes to the starting XI that faced Bolton if Hutchinson and Gibson end up being unavailable to play in the game due to their new concerns.
With Wednesday duo Cheyenne Dunkley and Dennis Adeniran replacing Hutchinson and Gibson for the second half of the match against Bolton, it seems likely that Moore will have to pick those two from the start against Wimbledon depending on the extent of Gibson and Hutchinson’s latest injury problems.
However, with Wednesday chasing a promotion place back to the Championship, Moore will undoubtedly need all of his squad players available to him for selection to give the club the best chance of achieving that. That’s precisely why he’ll be gutted over recent developments.