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Darren Moore shares Lee Gregory update after Sheffield Wednesday’s victory over Sunderland

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has revealed that Lee Gregory was withdrawn from yesterday’s clash with Sunderland as a precautionary measure after the forward felt some tightness.

Gregory is now set to be assessed ahead of the Owls’ clash with Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

Wednesday produced an impressive performance in last night’s game as they secured a 2-0 victory over their Championship opponents in the League Cup.

Dennis Adeniran opened the scoring in spectacular fashion as he fired a superb long-range effort past Sunderland goalkeeper Alex Bass.

Following the break, Adeniran provided a fantastic delivery for Sylla Sow who converted to double his side’s advantage.

Sow was brought on as a replacement for Gregory in the first-half of this game.

Sunderland were unable to deliver a response to Wednesday’s second goal of the evening during the closing stages of the fixture.

Having eliminated the Black Cats from the competition, the Owls will face Rochdale in the second round later this month.

After his side’s latest triumph, Moore shared an update on Gregory.

Speaking to Yorkshire Live about the forward, Moore said: “We took him off just as a precaution because he felt a bit tight.

“We didn’t want to take any risks with him.

“We’ll assess him tomorrow [today] and hopefully it’s just a bit of tightness.

“We didn’t want to waste any time; we just wanted to get him off.

“We’ll check on him tomorrow [today], just make sure he’s ok, and I don’t envisage it being any more than just tightness.”

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The Verdict

Wednesday will be hoping that Gregory hasn’t suffered an injury setback in this particular fixture as he has already missed one league game this season due to suspension.

A stand-out performer for the Owls in the previous campaign, the forward demonstrated that he is still more than capable of delivering the goods in League One.

During the 38 league games that he participated in, the forward managed to find the back of the net on 17 occasions whilst he also chipped in with six assists for his team-mates.

If Gregory is able to replicate this form over the course of the current term, he could potentially spearhead a push for automatic promotion.

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