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Sheffield Wednesday set for major player boost ahead of 2022

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Sheffield Wednesday still hope to have Josh Windass fit and available before the end of 2021.

Windass has been absent all season for the Owls having picked up a hamstring injury, which required surgery.

Yorkshire Live report that Wednesday are still expecting to have Windass back before 2021 is over, quoting Darren Moore: “Josh is still doing his rehab. There’s not much else to say on it. He’s under the guidance and supervision of the medical team. He’s making good progress.”

Windass, 27, shone last season in the Championship with Wednesday despite their relegation into League One.

In 41 appearances, he scored nine goals and registered a further five assists. There was interest in him during the summer transfer window but Windass committed himself to a new deal at Hillsborough.

In the absence of Windass, Sheffield Wednesday have struggled for goals in League One this season. They’ve scored only 15 times in the opening 14 games, which leaves them the lowest scorers in the top-half of the table.

Moore’s side have drawn their last three fixtures and currently sit ninth in the table, three points adrift of the play-off places.

Next up for the Owls is a trip to Cheltenham Town on Saturday.

The Verdict

This will be a boost for Wednesday.

Moore has a quality squad in League One, yet Wednesday have struggled for goals and Windass will help combat that.

He scored goals in the Championship last season and really seemed to come of age at that level. Now, he’s stepped back to a lower level, he should be ready to fire Wednesday into the play-offs.

It’ll be the perfect return after a difficult start to the season.

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