Sheffield Wednesday: More Owls injuries causes Stuart Gray to hit window

Owls boss Stuart Gray in the middle of a Derby snow storm
Owls boss Stuart Gray in the middle of a Derby snow storm

Sheffield Wednesday will step up their attempts to bring in a new face after losing more players to injury and suspension in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Derby County.

Sergiu Bus is expected to miss tomorrow’s trip to Millwall, having picked up a groin injury in the warm-up at the iPro Stadium. The Romanian striker, was replaced by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Bus joins an injury list which includes skipper Glenn Loovens (ankle) and midfield grafter Jose Semedo (ankle/toe infection).

It is no secret Owls head coach Stuart Gray is desperate to bolster their attacking options as they are the lowest goal-scorers in the league and Bus’s injury further weakens the team’s forward line.

“We have lost Bus with a groin injury so hopefully we will get someone in before Millwall,” said Gray. “We will keep trying.”

Chris Kirkland will deputise in between the sticks, with Keiren Westwood serving a one-match suspension following his red card against the Rams.

Gray thought Westwood’s dismissal was a “bit harsh” and conceded: “Keiren will be a big miss but we have a good keeper in Chris Kirkland who has been very patient and will get his opportunity.”

The Wednesday boss said Semedo failed a fitness test on Friday but is optimistic he could be fit to face third-from-bottom Millwall.

Gray’s troops have slipped to 12th after suffering their third successive away defeat. They twice led at Derby thanks to goals from Lewis McGugan and Will Keane.

He said: “Derby have gone top of the league and I can remind the players how far we pushed them. They are a very good side.

“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We’ve got to look upwards and get as many points we can. We have to lick our wounds and get ready for Tuesday.”

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