Sheffield Wednesday had a tough evening on Friday night as we made the trip to Wales to face Cardiff City and although arguably we should’ve walked out with another win, it was a hard earnt point and now attentions can quickly switch to Tuesday evening’s clash with Stoke City back at Hillsborough.
One player who won’t quite make the game is Tom Lees as our skipper continues to work his way back to fitness following the injury problems he’s had. The 28-year-old is back in full training, but Stoke will be the 10th straight game that he’s missed, and manager Garry Monk has admitted that he’ll likely miss Leeds United at the weekend as well, although with that said, he shouldn’t be too far off.
Speaking to The Star after the weekend’s action, Monk explained that he simply wasn’t going to take any risks with the player.
“Tom won’t be involved against Stoke and possibly not even the weekend. We will see. Tom has been out quite a while and the normal protocol that I try and follow is anyone that has been over two weeks has to tick all the boxes and maybe have to play one or two games behind-closed-doors or even a 23s game to really make sure there is going to be no breakdown.”
We’ll also take a late decision on goalkeeper Keiren Westwood following the issue he sustained during the build-up to Friday’s game.