Sheffield Wednesday confirmed that Tom Lees is ‘fit and available’ to face Birmingham City on Wednesday evening. The 28-year-old has made just one Championship appearances for the Owls since August and was an unused substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
Garry Monk has already been forced to make two changes to his backline, one of which involved replacing error-prone goalkeeper Keiren Westwood for Cameron Dawson. The other change comes at right-back, with Liam Palmer serving the first of a three-match ban for a dangerous tackle on West Brom’s Grady Diangana. Moses Odubajo could replace him.
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Whether the Wednesday manager makes a third change at centre-back remains to be seen, however. Dominic Iorfa and Julian Borner didn’t cover themselves in glory over the weekend, so Monk might consider recalling his captain at the heart of the backline.
Ahead of Wednesday night’s meeting with City, the Owls are without a win in their last four games and haven’t kept a clean sheet in over a month. Lees has won three and drawn one from his six appearances this season, conceding only five goals and keeping two clean sheets. He might be a good option.