Injury boost for Sheff Wed with £3.15m-rated man ‘expected to be available’ against QPR

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Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed that Jacob Murphy is ‘expected to be available’ to face Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon. As per Yorkshire Live, the 25-year-old is struggling with fatigue after a build-up of games and appeared to have a lower-back injury in the midweek defeat to Preston North End.

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Garry Monk will be hoping the wide-man is fit enough to feature, as Murphy has been the one positive of Wednesday’s disappointing campaign. He joined the Owls on loan from Newcastle United last summer and has gone on to make 40 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goals with four assists.

With Alessio Da Cruz struggling in the Championship (11 appearances, 0 goals, 1 assist), Adam Reach being in poor form (0 goals and 1 assist in 2020) and Kadeem Harris also struggling to deliver in the final third (0 goals and 0 assists in 2020), Murphy is an important player – the £3.15m-rated winger has had a hand in seven goals this year

Wednesday have scored only two goals in their last three games, so they desperately need their prolific players on the pitch together. Monk’s side are 16th in the table with 52 points from 42 games, coming off the back of three consecutive defeats.

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