Danny Röhl, Sheffield Wednesday’s manager, has confirmed Dominic Iorfa’s return to training.
Sheffield Wednesday has been without the defender since the beginning of December.
Iorfa, 28, has been sidelined with a muscular ailment but is nearing a return to play.
According to The Star, Röhl has issued an update on his situation: “Dom is taking things one step at a time. He has begun to train with the squad, which is encouraging, but after such a serious injury, he must pay close attention. As a manager, you may want to bring him in right away, but it is important to do it one step at time. It is a positive indication for us.”
Sheffield Wednesday’s injury boost
Iorfa’s return to the pitch will be a boon for Sheffield Wednesday, as he will provide them with another defensive option in the coming games.
The Owls are fighting for their survival and are now in the relegation zone alongside QPR and Rotherham United.
They are five points from safety following their 2-0 home win over Birmingham City on Friday night, thanks to two goals from January signing Ike Ugbo.
Iorfa has been on the books at Hillsborough since 2018. He has made 152 appearances for the South Yorkshire team in all competitions, 17 of which have come this season, and he has chipped in with five goals.
Prior to joining his current club, he played for Wolves and came through their academy ranks before making 93 first-team appearances, as well as loan spells away from the Midlands at Shrewsbury Town and Ipswich Town to gain experience.
He has found a home at Sheffield Wednesday, but his long-term prospects remain uncertain. His contract with Röhl expires in the summer, and he could become a free agent.
The Owls return to action Thursday evening with a tough away journey to the King Power Stadium to face table toppers Leicester City.