Garry Monk has a decision to make on the fitness of Fernando Forestieri ahead of Sheffield Wednesday’s meeting with Luton Town.
The 30-year-old recently returned from injury and was handed his first start for two-and-a-half months in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Barnsley, but whether he’s ready to play two games in four days remains to be seen.
Forestieri has made 12 appearances in all competition this season, scoring and creating two goals. He’s shown glimpses of quality and linked up well with new-boy Alessio Da Cruz at times, but Monk won’t want to risk injury by overplaying him.
The Italian forward has amassed 100 minutes of playing time from a possible 180 in Wednesday’s last two league games, so Monk is clearly managing his fitness. The Owls have Jacob Murphy and Kadeem Harris who could replace him too.
Forestieri is out of contract in July so he’ll be desperate to impress during the run-in. He’s only made three league starts this season and spent the majority of the campaign sidelined with suspension and injuries, so his future is uncertain.
Every game matters for the 30-year-old though, so he won’t want to miss out against Luton.