RYAN Lowe is back in full training - a key factor in Sheffield Wednesday’s decision not to extend the loan of David McGoldrick.
Neither striker was even on the bench for the Sheffield derby, and first-choice duo Gary Madine and Chris O’Grady took the limelight with their goals.
But Lowe is now fit after recovering from his lingering ankle injury and is likely to be back in the squad for Saturday’s home game against Colchester.
Gary Megson is happy enough with his strike force to say a fond farewell to McGoldrick.
The Owls manager also revealed that McGoldrick missed the derby because of illness.
Megson said: “I’d like to thank David for his efforts, but Ryan is back in full training and there was no need to make David’s stay longer, but, as for the future, you never know.”
McGoldrick scored on his debut in the 3-2 win at Yeovil; he started three games and came on as sub in a fourth.
Megson’s striker department would be back up to four if Clinton Morrision comes back from his loan at MK Dons, which is due to end on Saturday.
“There is a decision to be made about Clinton,” said Megson. “It will be made on the basis of what is right for us.”
Morrison has scored three goals in his month with Dons, all of them coming in the last three games
Meanwhile, Owls striker Nathan Modest, aged 20, has been released by mutual consent.