Date: 7th March 2006 at 11:36am
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Owls boss Paul Sturrock has recieved a big boost ahead of this Saturday’s clash with QPR, recieving the news that striker Steve Maclean has not broken his toe.

Sturrock feared for the worst after Maclean injured his toe before the match against Cardiff at the weekend, but scan’s have shown that the toe isn’t broken and the Scot could return to training this week.

Scans revealed that the striker only has inflammation of the bone and he is likely to return to training on Thursday – in time for the crunch match with QPR at Hillsborough on Saturday.

Maclean top scored for the Owls last season hitting 20 goals which helped towards their return to the Championship. Fans will be hoping he can return to that fine form in the Owls latest battle against the drop.

Meanwhile, left-back John Hills may also return to the squad after recovering from injury. Hills is set to return to training later this week.