UK time is: 00:17:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Simek Returns For Wednesday Reserves

Defender Frank Simek showed signs of steady progression after a lengthy injury lay-off to play 70 minutes in the Owls reserves' victory at Port Vale this afternoon.

A superb Luke Boden goal was enough to give the Owls a slender 1-0 victory over Vale in the reserve match, which was played this afternoon.

But the more positive news came from the fact that American right-back Simek came through unscathed in his bid to return to first team action sooner rather than later.

Left-back Peter Gilbert was also involved in the clash, while midfielder Sean McAllister played 75 minutes as Wednesday did the double over Vale in reserve outings.

But Owls fans could well be concerned at the absence of striker Akpo Sodje, who wasn't in the reserve squad.

It's likely that Saturday's home clash with Crystal Palace will prove too early for Simek's first team return.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 18 2009

Time: 5:25PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
What is wrong with Akpo? Just seems this injury is going on forever!
Gilley21
Report Abuse
19/02/2009 10:03:00

I was thinking exactly the same Gilley. When he went down, it did not look too serious. then we hear that he may be back to face the piggies, then nothing! does anyone have any idea?
dobby1
Report Abuse
19/02/2009 11:45:00

Don't get me wrong he's the strongest player we have and he's not ready then he's not ready but i thought he would be getting time in the reserves and I thought as well as you Dobby he'd be back for the crunch match! Another thing which is getting to me lately is our consistancy I know we've never been the most consistant team but beating the pigs on there own back door then getting 0 points from two games which we realisticly should have got 4 at the least! Will we turn up on Sat against Palace or will we get off to another alwful start and not be able to get back in the game?
Gilley21
Report Abuse
19/02/2009 13:22:00

Akpo is going to be another two weeks yet before he is ready. I think you will find it is to do with Alan Smith making sure that he is 100% fit and nothing else.
Skeggy Owl
Report Abuse
19/02/2009 14:44:00

then he will need a couple of reserve outings,so we are looking at least middle of march before he's in first eleven, we need a goalscorer now,not in a month time going on the past two games.
ecco owl
Report Abuse
19/02/2009 19:04:00

I completely agree with Gilley, on all accounts. What an intellectual viewpoint! You should be prime minister....or even better, Wednesday manager!
crose86owls
Report Abuse
20/02/2009 14:53:00

I totally agree with you too crose. We've all had many frustarting years with the mighty owls but hopeful next season will be the start of the new owl generation! I'm not going to lie but i fear the worst for our boys on Sat lacking at the back with injuries!
Gilley21
Report Abuse
20/02/2009 15:48:00

bring back Chris Waddle
crose86owls
Report Abuse
21/02/2009 14:48:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Mattock Seeks First-Team Return (Sunday January 25 2015)

McCabe Interesting Birmingham (Sunday January 25 2015)

Madine Expected Back (Sunday January 25 2015)

Wednesday MotM Against Bolton (Friday January 23 2015)

Owls sign Manchester United man Keane (Thursday January 22 2015)

Wednesday Keane On Will? (Thursday January 22 2015)

Palmer Welcomes Returning Buxton (Wednesday January 21 2015)

Hutchinson Suspended For Birmingham (Monday January 19 2015)

Gray: Offside call cost us a point (Saturday January 17 2015)

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Sheff Wed 1 - 2 Bolton
Forest 0 - 2 Sheff Wed
Wigan 0 - 1 Sheff Wed
Sheff Wed 1 - 0 Blackpool
Fulham 4 - 0 Sheff Wed
Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Middlesbrough 26 13 8 5 23 47
7. Wolves 27 12 8 7 -2 44
8. Norwich 27 12 7 8 16 43
9. Sheff Wed 26 9 10 7 -2 37
10. Blackburn 26 9 9 8 1 36
11. Birmingham 26 9 8 9 -8 35
12. Forest 27 8 10 9 -2 34

Breaking League News

Huff And Puff - Latics 0 Huddersfield 1
Wigan : 25/01/2015 22:21:00
Gil top of the Bill for the Vill
Bournemouth : 25/01/2015 21:33:00
Bournemouth : 25/01/2015 21:27:00
Hooiveld On Verge Of Millwall Move
Norwich : 25/01/2015 21:25:00
Brentford : 25/01/2015 20:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Wednesday v Birmingham
Suggested By:  
Wednesday win 34%
Birmingham win 33%
Draw 33%