Date: 4th August 2009 at 11:53am
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Wednesday striker Akpo Sodje will be missing for a ‘matter of weeks’ after suffering a groin strain, it’s been confirmed today.

The Owls striker pulled in after scoring in the 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers in Wednesday’s final pre-season match at the weekend.

And he’ll be out for the Owls’ Championship opener against Barnsley this weekend, leaving Wednesday light in attacking options.

‘Obviously, it’s a blow to lose Akpo for Saturday and I feel desperately disappointed for the lad because he has worked so hard in pre-season,’ Laws told

The news could mean Sodje is sidelined until the start of September.

But Laws has kept his stance of not needing anymore strikers to bolster his squad, despite Sodje’s setback.

Wednesday will have Marcus Tudgay, Francis Jeffers and Leon Clarke as striker options for the weekend.