Date: 17th January 2020 at 5:27pm
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According to Dom Howson of the Sheffield Star, Sheffield Wednesday will be without Liam Palmer against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, but the 28-year-old is ‘expected to return’ to training next week.

Palmer has been out of action with an ankle injury suffered in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City (December 29, 2019). He was the victim of a robust challenge from Junior Hoilett, causing him to miss the Owls’ 1-0 defeat to Hull City (January 1, 2020), FA Cup win over Brighton & Hove Albion (January 4) and 2-0 win over Leeds United (January 11).

The 28-year-old has made 19 appearances in the Championship this season, racking up 1637 minutes of playing time. When fit, Palmer has been a regular for Wednesday, but his place may be up for grabs.

In his recent absence, Garry Monk has Moses Odubajo, Osaze Urhoghide and Dominic Iorfa to call upon at right-back. And after two impressive performances in January, Urhoghide could keep his place against Blackburn.

The 19-year-old impressed against Brighton and Leeds, so it’s hard to see why Monk wouldn’t select him on Saturday.

How will Sheffield Wednesday fare against Blackburn Rovers?

Win

Win

Draw

Draw

Lose

Lose

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