Date: 11th July 2020 at 9:45am
Written by: Brian Morgan

Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed that Tom Lees has ‘returned to training’ and ‘could figure’ against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon. The 29-year-old has been struggling with a hamstring injury, causing him to miss Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion, 2-1 defeat to Swansea City and 3-1 defeat to Preston North End. He’ll now be available for selection.

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It remains to be seen whether Lees would start, as Garry Monk left him on the bench when he was previously fit, preferring Julian Borner, Dominic Iorfa and Liam Palmer at centre-back. That being said, the Owls’ manager may consider freshening things at the back up given Wednesday’s poor form of late.

Palmer and Iorfa came in for criticism from supporters following the Preston defeat, so it wouldn’t be the biggest shock to see Lees against QPR. The 29-year-old has made 26 appearances across the board this season, but his last outing was back in March.

The £2.52m-rated man was dropped after the lockdown for error-strewn performances, but Wednesday haven’t exactly fared better in his absence with three consecutive defeats and eight goals conceded, so is it time to bring him back?

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