According to Alex Miller of the Sheffield Star, Sheffield Wednesday will ‘continue to monitor’ Josh Windass’ thigh injury ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Bristol City. The 26-year-old missed Wednesday’s 1- 1 draw with Nottingham Forest and was ruled out for three weeks, raising uncertainty over how much he’d feature during the run-in.
Windass’ loan is up on June 30, but he is in talks over extending his stay until the end of the revised season. The £1.44m-rated attacking-midfielder is keen to stay and Wednesday are open to signing him permanently, but talks haven’t taken place yet. The focus is to get Windass back out on the pitch so he can aid them in their remaining games.
Vital Wednesday calculated that Windass’ injury could see him miss five matches – Nottingham Forest (June 20), Bristol City (June 28), West Brom (July 1), Swansea City (July 4), Preston North End (July 7) – so Monk will have to call upon other midfielders.
Wednesday aren’t in the best form ahead of their meeting with City, picking up just one win in their last 11 league outings, but their opponents are also struggling. Lee Johnson’s side have lost five and drawn two of their last eight, winning only one of their last four home games, so how will Sunday’s meeting go?