Rohl waits on injured pair ahead of Swansea challenge

Danny Rohl says he won’t take a risk with Barry Bannan and Ian Poveda if they are not fully fit for tomorrow’s game at home to Swansea.

The key midfielders were both forced off injured during the 6-0 defeat at Ipswich, before the international break, and Rohl said he will wait to see how they fare in training today before making a decision on the pair.

The Owls boss said: “I have to look at the whole picture. We will have seven games to play after tomorrow so if there is some issue then I cannot risk a new injury and this is what I have to decide today after training.”

With eight games remaining, we sit in 23rd on 38 points but with just five points separating us from Millwall in 16th, and victory over Swansea could take us out of the bottom three.

Of our relegation rivals in action tomorrow, Huddersfield are at home to Coventry, QPR and Birmingham clash in West London, Stoke are at Hull, Plymouth are away to Norwich, Blackburn host Ipswich and Millwall entertain West Brom.

Looking at the upcoming eight-game survival bid, Rohl said: “We have eight chances to achieve our targets. In the final five weeks it is not about doing special things but playing exactly to our strengths, getting the basics right and if we do this then we have a big, big chance to achieve our goals.

“We have five games in two and a half weeks and then we will know exactly where we are and what we need in the final three matches.”

Rohl added that Josh Windass could be in the squad for the trip to QPR next weekend after his lengthy injury lay-off while Lee Gregory and loanee Jeff Hendrick have been added to our 25-man squad for the rest of the season. A decision will be made later today as to whether Callum Paterson is fit enough to fill the final place.






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