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Laws Set For Triple Boost

Wednesday could be dealt a triple boost at a vital time in the Championship season with the news that Francis Jeffers, Frank Simek and Steve Watson have all returned to training.

Owls boss Brian Laws has been down to the bare bones in recent weeks, forcing him to enter in to the loan market, but he could well be given a huge boost with the positive injury news as the Owls look to pull themselves out of relegation trouble.

The trio all came through a practice match at Middlewood Road, and are set to get a run-out in a reserve fixture next week as they look to step up to first-team action in the coming weeks.

Laws told the Sheffield Star: 'Jeffers and Watson looked sharp in the practice match and both scored, and it was nice to see Simek back in action.

'Obviously they're going to be match-rusty, which should be expected.

'I'm going to look at playing them in the next reserve game (at York next Wednesday] and make another assessment after that.'

The Wednesday boss is likely to be extra careful over the return of former Everton and Arsenal mann Jeffers, but his return to the fold could provide the extra ammunition required in attack to help ease the Owls' relegation fears.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 6 2008

Time: 12:00PM

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Home match v Plymouth has been switched to Monday 14th April for live coverage on Sky. another game i cant get to now due to work.
WorksopsNumber1
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06/03/2008 12:23:00

How long before jeffers is injured again?
swfcjambo
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06/03/2008 12:23:00

u planing on taking bets swfcjambo ill av a wager
boothe
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06/03/2008 13:45:00

tomorrow in training jeffers will fall over a pebble and finish his career
mick66owl
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06/03/2008 14:03:00

I reckon he'll get through numerous substitute games fine and then as soon as he starts a match he'll pull up after about 10 minutes.
Disgruntled Owl
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06/03/2008 14:03:00

Hey swfcjambo,you should run a book.I'm with boothe,I'll have a bet lol.
ThatchamOwl
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06/03/2008 14:06:00

i'll have a 5 he doesnt get off training ground without being injured
mick66owl
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06/03/2008 14:15:00

I'll have a tenner on him not even getting out of his car at training ground without pulling something! And I'm not on about a canteen lady either!
SuperOwls
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06/03/2008 14:29:00

Poor Franny. That lad and his glass ankles have no luck. Still, he did score a cracker for us against Hull!
S6Apple
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06/03/2008 14:47:00

Sorry folks, all bets are now off. I can't afford it! Ironic that the lowest scoring option in the current site poll is most likely to happen!! ABout time the poll was changed?
swfcjambo
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06/03/2008 15:08:00

dam thought i was guna make some easy cash there
boothe
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06/03/2008 15:29:00

I'll say he scores a hat-trick in every game from saturday till the end of the season!
will it ever happen
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06/03/2008 16:23:00

what about two hat-tricks every game?
dbblue
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06/03/2008 18:42:00

wot about 9 agame
mick66owl
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06/03/2008 19:48:00

do you mean three hat-tricks mick? wow just imagine.........
dbblue
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06/03/2008 21:20:00

Ive been digging deep for my fellow owls - news on sheard - http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2008/03/03/sheffield-wednesday-sale-boost-for-geoff-sheard-89520-20338954/
Bigash
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07/03/2008 00:45:00

Abit more here on about Steve Clarke etc.. - http://www.tribalfootball.com/article.php?id=81349
Bigash
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07/03/2008 01:07:00

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/Russian-tycoon*-still-in-the.3854531.jp OK, this seems to be the latest.... no formal offer has been received....
katy_kanga
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07/03/2008 08:08:00

Nearly 2 weeks now since verbal offers had been agreed. Been looking on the message boards and it's getting nasty. Everyone trying to blame someone. I'd just really like to know what the hell is going on.
Disgruntled Owl
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07/03/2008 08:49:00

Even though our back four is looking solid - I would have still liked Michael Johnson back at wednesday. His leadership and communication are something we are lacking - Didnt we go up to heights of 14th when Johnson was here?
Bigash
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07/03/2008 09:28:00

just deen weve signed frank song'o from portsmouth
mansfieldowl
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07/03/2008 10:05:00

no i ment 9 hatricks dblue hehehehe
mick66owl
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07/03/2008 11:53:00

Second choice to Adam Johnson - we'll pay for it in the end
Bigash
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07/03/2008 12:07:00

Anyone know anything about him???
SuperOwls
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07/03/2008 12:34:00

try wikipedia/franck songo
mick66owl
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07/03/2008 14:50:00

Actually give him his dues, he was at Palace when they went on a winning streak of 4 or 5 games, played everyone. He looks in the same mold as JJ, but lets hope he's got abit better balance and has a consistant end product.
Bigash
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07/03/2008 14:53:00

MJ is at Notts County now!
S6Apple
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07/03/2008 18:36:00

I like Songo'o. Middlesborough seem to be wanting to hold onto Adam Johnson. He'd have probably gone to Watford otherwise. I think this guy is probably as good as Johnson. Hopefully more consistent.
Disgruntled Owl
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07/03/2008 21:16:00

He's quite good on championship manager, if thats anything to go by.
BedfordOwl
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07/03/2008 22:55:00

 

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