Date: 13th September 2018 at 1:30pm
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Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay has confirmed that almost forgotten man Almen Abdi is now back in full training with the first team group, but he won’t put a timeframe on a possible return to contention.

The 31-year-old former Watford man came into Hillsborough back in the summer of 2016 for a reported £3million fee and it’s not unfair to say we haven’t had our money’s worth as he’s only made 23 appearances in total since then, having become blighted with injuries of perceived differing severity.

There’s little love lost in the fan base when it comes to the man and social media reactions to Lukukay’s announcement are probably predictable really.

Whatever his talent, we haven’t seen much of it and even though the gaffer is dealing with a smallish squad, when you look at midfield and what others are offering us – and their consistency – I can’t see a way back in for him.

Short of an even more bizarre run of injuries at the club, even then Luhukay is looking to the future, so I’d expect to see a youngster promoted and given a shot first. He may have said he ‘needs’ to find a ‘way back’ but I wouldn’t be surprised if he wasn’t expecting it to happen.

 

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