Wednesday will have to play the rest of the season without Dominic Iorfa after the defender ruptured his Achilles in the second half of today’s defeat to Barnsley.
Manager Tony Pulis confirmed the news in his post-match press conference, saying: “It is a massive blow.”
Pulis expects Iorfa to have an operation early next week and said he will be sidelined for six months, adding: “Dominic has been such a great lad since I’ve come to the club. He has looked like a Rolls Royce in training.”
Reflecting on another disappointing Hillsborough display, and another defeat, the manager said the players switched off for both Barnsley goals.
He described the defending for the first goal as “comical” and said it was really disappointing the way the side conceded on both occasions.
Pulis, still looking for a first win in his seven games in charge at S6, was happier with the second-half display, saying: “We changed it around a bit for the second half and there was much more positivity from the boys.
“I think we could have had a penalty and there was the shot that came back off the bar. Those little breaks that when you’re going well they go in – but at the moment it’s not going for the club.”
He added: “We have got to bring players in with a little more quality and know-how.
“But I’m disappointed for the players because they worked so hard in the second half. They kept going.”