Wednesday are hoping Josh Windass will be back in the squad for tomorrow’s home game with Millwall.
Windass missed last weekend’s defeat at Bristol City with a muscular injury but was back in training yesterday and boss Danny Rohl hopes he will be fit to return against the Lions, who will be under new manager Joe Edwards.
Barry Bannan is also available for the game after his red card at Bristol and subsequent one-match ban were overturned but Juan Delgado is likely to face a lengthy lay-off with his continued hip problem.
Despite the improved performances under Rohl, it’s another big game with Wednesday still rooted at the foot of the table on six points and nine away from safety. However, with the visitors on a run of five matches without a win it also signals a good opportunity for a second successive home victory.
The Owls boss said ahead of the Millwall challenge: “It is a pleasure for me to be part of this club and I have the feeling in this city and the stadium that everyone is on the same page.
“I can see the fans are happy about our performances over the last four weeks and I think this is a good signal. We are on a process and it’s good to hear the supporters are happy with me … but in the end it’s all about results.
“We need good results, we need points and I will be more happy if we take something on Saturday, then we can sing all together.
“Against Rotherham we had the feeling on the pitch and beside the pitch that we are one group and we do this together.
“This is what we need again on Saturday.”
* Our home match with Hull City on New Year’s Day will now be screened live on Sky Sports with a 5.15pm kick off.