SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY and Huddersfield Town are continuing to assess several key players ahead of today’s Yorkshire derby.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY and Huddersfield Town are still evaluating a number of crucial players ahead of today’s Yorkshire derby. Owls captain Barry Bannan and important forward Josh Windass are being watched by the club’s medical and training experts after missing the club’s last two games due to injuries.

Akin Famewo, who was substituted in injury time in Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion, is a fresh doubt.
Meanwhile, Huddersfield Town are concerned about the fitness of skipper Jonathan Hogg, who was substituted in the final quarter of last Saturday’s home game against Ipswich Town.

Hogg sat out the heavy defeat at Birmingham City on Tuesday night.

Moore also started Josh Koroma from the bench in midweek and the forward could return to the starting line-up.

Owls caretaker manager Neil Thompson has a number of tactical issues and selection dilemmas to consider as he bids to instigate a winning formula for the club at the 11th time of asking at Championship level following a desperate start to the campaign.

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Mallik Wilks – now recovered from injury – made his first appearance of the season from the bench at West Brom to put himself into contention for a starting spot.

It was the former Hull City and Barnsley forward’s first appearance of 2023-24.

Thompson locks horns with someone who he knows well in Moore today, with the Town chief admitting that he is expecting the Owls’ interim manager to introduce ‘one or two fresh ideas’.

Moore said: “It does bring its own challenges and there is going to be one or two fresh ideas that will be presented.

“That’s what happens when a new manager arrives, in terms of how he feels and how he organizes the team.”

“If Neil wants to change the team, keep the (same) team, play a different system or formation, that’s down to Neil.”



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