Sheffield Wednesday will be without Joe Wildsmith against Charlton Athletic as the 23-year-old is still struggling with a knee injury. Wildsmith hasn’t played a minute of football in 2019/20 after damaging his cruciate ligament, but he’s working on his fitness and is expected to return in December – Garry Monk said last week that he’s a “couple of weeks away”.
With Keiren Westwood sidelined with injury, Wildsmith could have been in the matchday squad for Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Birmingham City (November 27), but Paul Jones took his place instead. Ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Charlton Athletic, it remains to be seen if Westwood is back in time, but fans won’t see Wildsmith just yet.
How will Sheffield Wednesday fare against Charlton Athletic?
The English goalkeeper has made 48 appearances in all competitions for Wednesday, conceding 66 goals and keeping 15 clean sheets. He was a regular between the sticks in 2017/18, second-choice for most of 2018/19 and has been sidelined for all of 2019/20 after injuring his knee in pre-season.
Wildsmith has been training for nearly three weeks, but he still has a lot of fitness work to undertake before being available for selection.