Double injury setback as Wednesday look to go back to the top

Wednesday will have to continue our promotion challenge without injured pair Josh Windass and George Byers in the coming weeks.

Byers has been sidelined with a muscle problem sustained at Portsmouth while Windass picked up an ankle injury against Bolton and Darren Moore said yesterday: “With both of them, within two weeks time we’ll know more because at that time they will both potentially be able to test the injuries further and only then will we know more.

“We’re really, really hopeful that if they do as they’re told in terms of the medical team, which they will do, and continue the treatment they’re having that we can then test them in a fortnight and know more from there.“

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s televised game at bottom club Forest Green Rovers, Moore said Mallik Wilks is expected to be involved in the match – probably from the bench – after his lengthy lay-off, as Wednesday look to regain the division one top spot from Plymouth.

Defeat to Barnsley in midweek, while Plymouth were winning at Accrington, saw the West Country side move above us at the head of the division, going two points clear but having played two more games than Wednesday.

Plymouth do not have another league game until April 7 while third-placed Ipswich, trailing Wednesday by three points and having played an extra match, are out of action until April 1. Fourth-placed Barnsley, who are three points behind Ipswich but with a game in hand, do not play this weekend and are away at Exeter on Tuesday evening.

For Wednesday, it is important to get straight back to winning ways against a Forest Green side who are seven points adrift at the bottom of the table but Moore warned: “We know where they are at and that they’re fighting to keep themselves in the division. We’re expecting a difficult game in their backyard and so we have to be prepared fully.

“We’ve come through many obstacles and our approach won’t change. We know the neutrals will probably tip us because of the form guide but we know it’s never that easy in football. You have to earn every point.”

The game is live on Sky Sports tomorrow and kicks off at 1pm.






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