Morgan Fox was brought off minutes into the second half of Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Wigan Athletic and Garry Monk has revealed why. The 26-year-old picked up an ankle injury and wanted to carry on, but the decision was made to bring him off and bring on Tom Lees from the bench.
Monk said in his post-match press conference: “Morgan Fox is one that gives his all, he picked up a knock on his ankle but him being him and his character he wanted to carry on. He is one who is ready to fight for this club.” It remains to be seen whether Fox will be fit to face Millwall on Saturday, however.
The left-back has made 25 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating three goals. Fox has been an important player for Wednesday, largely because the Owls don’t have a natural replacement in the squad. Ash
Baker could operate in a makeshift role, but he was sold to Newport County. Liam Palmer and Moses Odubajo have also played at left-back this season, but both players are natural right-backs. Adam Reach is a left-sided player who could replace Fox, but he’s more of a winger.
Wednesday will be hoping the 26-year-old’s injury isn’t too serious, as Monk will otherwise have to put square pegs into round holes.