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Sodje Out For Barnsley Opener

Sodje Out For Barnsley Opener

Wednesday striker Akpo Sodje will be missing for a 'matter of weeks' after suffering a groin strain, it's been confirmed today.

The Owls striker pulled in after scoring in the 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers in Wednesday's final pre-season match at the weekend.

And he'll be out for the Owls' Championship opener against Barnsley this weekend, leaving Wednesday light in attacking options.

'Obviously, it's a blow to lose Akpo for Saturday and I feel desperately disappointed for the lad because he has worked so hard in pre-season,' Laws told

The news could mean Sodje is sidelined until the start of September.

But Laws has kept his stance of not needing anymore strikers to bolster his squad, despite Sodje's setback.

Wednesday will have Marcus Tudgay, Francis Jeffers and Leon Clarke as striker options for the weekend.

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

Date:Tuesday August 4 2009
Time: 11:52AM


am i suprised? nope!!!! his injury free pre-season was just false hope!!!
04/08/2009 12:23:00
I've got that groundhog day feeling again!
04/08/2009 12:36:00
The Wednesday curse strikes yet AGAIN
04/08/2009 13:02:00
How is it humanly possible to get this many injuries?! Its a joke. This should be his last chance in my opinion.
04/08/2009 13:25:00
Any other team would go out and get someone but not us. i keep hearing that strafford had turn things round, i'm still yet to be convinced.
ecco owl
04/08/2009 14:09:00
Same here ecco. For me, we definately need another striker, Sodje & Jeffers are far too injury prone and I also think we need another winger. Im not too optimistic for the season opener anymore :(
04/08/2009 14:16:00
I honestly thought that, with all of our team fit, we would put on a solid show on Saturday, with a comfortable win. I still think we'll win, but it may end up being closer than before, with only two of our four strikers fit.
US Owl
04/08/2009 14:54:00
im sick of wednesday fans moaning about every little thing! if you wanna moan go an support the blunts! we,v still got a good enough team to beat barnsley, an sodje is only out till start of september! our squad is good enough to go up.
04/08/2009 15:24:00
Its an opinion, and everyone is entitled to one, if you dont like it dont use the website, simple as that isnt it?
04/08/2009 15:30:00
Spot on Danigol, i don't think we will see Sodje till at least the middle of next month, only cure for a groin injury is rest, then he'll have to get fit again, simple not good enough, we must have the only chairman in the world that does'nt put money into the club.
ecco owl
04/08/2009 15:51:00
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