Sheffield Wednesday: Kieran Lee could be involved against Derby County

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Kieran Lee could make a return to the matchday squad for Sheffield Wednesday's clash with Derby County.

Lee has not featured since the first game of 2017 after undergoing an operation on a hip injury.

But he is back in full training and could be involved in Saturday's squad.

"Kieran is progressing well," head coach Carlos Carvalhal said. "There are very good signals.

"He can definitely be involved in the 18. Let us take the decisions.

"We haven't decided yet but he is available if we decide to put him in the 18.

"It is fantastic news.

"We have recovered players all the weeks because it was so many players that have been out.

"It includes Morgan Fox and Will Buckley who have started training this week also.

"Kieran Lee of course is very good to us and we are very happy.

"The physical condition is not the best, of course, but you know Kieran Lee. He is a fit guy who runs a lot, and it is not difficult for him to achieve a very good physical condition so it is good news."

Fernando Forestieri is a doubt for Saturday's game as Carlos Carvalhal looks to manage him through his injury issues.

Forestieri has been restricted to substitute appearances in the last two games.

Sam Hutchinson will definitely not be involved as he continues to struggle with a calf problem.

Carvalhal said: "He is progressing but he is not ready yet.

"We are recovering one player week by week so let us see if next week we can recover him or another one.

"I don't want to put pressure on him because it is not an easy thing.

"But let us see."