After crashing out of the FA Cup in midweek with a disappointing 3-0 defeat against Plymouth Argyle, Sheffield Wednesday are back in League One action this weekend with an away clash against Accrington Stanley next up for Darren Moore’s side.
As well as the poor result, the Owls were also dealt a big injury blow that will definitely have a lot of Wednesday fans worried.
It has been reported by Yorkshire Live that Wednesday midfielder Dennis Adeniran could miss the match at the weekend after being forced off the pitch in midweek with a suspected hamstring injury.
The report also claims that Wednesday will now “face an anxious wait to discover the severity” of his injury.
In addition to this, Wednesday have a number of other senior players out injured at the moment such as Marvin Johnson, Sam Hutchinson, Dominic Iorfa, Lewis Gibson, Josh Windass and Lee Gregory, which makes Adeniran’s injury such a big blow.
Since joining the Yorkshire club on a free transfer from Premier League club Everton back in the previous summer window, the 22-year-old, who is currently valued at £360k according to Transfermarkt, has played in all but two of Wednesday’s 17 league games, showing how important he has been for the team.
His previous start for the Owls prior to the 3-0 defeat in midweek, came during the first leg of their FA Cup match against Plymouth that ended with a 0-0 draw, but it saw Adeniran prove his worth to Moore, particularly from a defensive point of view.
He made three tackles, two clearances and two interceptions as well as winning four out of the six duels he was involved in, ultimately earning himself a solid overall match rating of 7/10 according to SofaScore.
With that in mind, it’s safe to say Adeniran will be a big miss for the Owls at the weekend if he’s not fit enough to play and thus, fans will undoubtedly be worried about what appears to be a mounting injury list.
Moving forward, with Wednesday only two points away from a play-off place in the league table, this match against Accrington is a great chance for Moore’s side to secure a win and move closer to the top of the table, especially since John Coleman’s side haven’t won any of their three previous league games.
However, given the number of injuries they currently have, Moore will certainly have a big challenge on his hands to get that win.