Morgan Fox could return for Sheffield Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Reading. The 26-year-old has been out of action since late-January with an ankle injury, picking up the knock in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Wigan Athletic (January 28), but Garry Monk says he’s “very close” to completing his recovery.
He told the Owls’ official website: “Hopefully Morgan can be back on Saturday, he’s very close, he’s been big for us this season so we’ll see for the weekend with him.” Fox’s injury kept him out of Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Millwall (February 1), 1-1 draw with Barnsley (February 8) and 1-0 defeat to Luton Town (February 12).
In the 26-year-old’s absence, Moses Odubajo started at left-back against Millwall, Liam Palmer started at left-back against Barnsley and Fernando Forestieri started at left wing-back against Luton. Monk will be desperate to get Fox back as he’s been the only constant in defence.
The Welsh u21 international has made 26 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating four goals. He’s been consistent for most of the season and will soon be rewarded with a new deal. Fox was expected to have returned by now, having been back in training since last week, but Monk could make a late call.