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O'Connor set for spell on sidelines

O'Connor set for spell on sidelines

Wednesday midfielder James O'Connor will miss Saturday's trip to Oldham Athletic through injury and could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The Irishman suffered a gash to his shin during training and was forced to miss the weekend FA Cup victory over Aldershot at the weekend.

He'll also miss the trip across the Pennines to Boundary Park this weekend and Owls boss Gary Megson is unsure just how long he'll be without one of his first team regulars.

'We don't know yet how long James will be out; it's the sort of thing that could keep some players out for three months - but it won't keep James out that long. He won't be available for Saturday, though,' Megson told the Sheffield Star.

O'Connor has gone from being a fringe player at S6 to becoming one of the first names down on the team sheet with Megson in recent weeks.

Chris Sedgwick filled in on Saturday but Megson also has other options with Liam Palmer, Jermaine Johnson and David Prutton available.

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Date:Tuesday December 6 2011
Time: 10:23AM


JO'C HAS become one of the first names on Meggo's team sheet. Some fans think there are better alternatives and now we have the chance to find out if they're right. In the meantime, speedy recovery James.
06/12/2011 11:48:00
True enough OurMaruice. I like JOC, but considering his downsides, and the quality of our bench, I could see this as a major blow to his future first-side chances.
Colorado Owl
06/12/2011 12:14:00
i would like to see giles coke given a chance, dont think he is one of megsons faves thou, anyone but sedgewick thou
06/12/2011 12:42:00
time for jj to step up to the mark
06/12/2011 12:46:00
Aren't we forgetting Sanchez Watt?
06/12/2011 12:50:00
You are right this is a very interesting time for people like me who have been calling for him to be dropped. While he has been one of the first names on the team sheet he also has been one of the first to be subbed several times. It is time for Liam Palmer, Giles Coke, David Prutton or Jermaine Johnson to step up and make that position theirs. Even Sanchez Watt. With an away game next up and Huddersfield a week later I would expect Meggo to be a bit more conservative and opt for Prutton or Palmer who have shown they can defend as well as go forward. I hope somebody makes a good claim for that position because I think it is the last area we could really develop this team. If we really suffer without JOC I will hold my hands up and welcome him back. Maybe he has already done his job by being a role model of what is expected of a Wednesday player and it is time for someone with more talent to step in.
06/12/2011 13:11:00
I have absolute faith in Meggo's ability to make the right choices. But with JO'C now joining Buxton & Madine on the crock list I'm just happy he made those loan signings when he did. He's been taking some stick for that in some quarters but our squad lacks flair without them. Palmer deserves a go but I'd expect to see more business done come January. Outgoings too.
06/12/2011 13:33:00
This is the third member of the first team (after Buxton, Madine) to get an injury that will keep him out for a while, starting to get worried if we have good cover to make for it.
06/12/2011 14:12:00
Fourth if you count Weaver (and that's not counting JJ's belated start because I'm not too sure he has yet!). It just shows how beneficial the loan signings have been so far. We wouldn't be 2nd in the table if Meggo had to rely on some of his fringe players to provide cover or inject a little extra quality.
06/12/2011 14:24:00
I agree, OurMaurice. It really puzzles me when some people here say they don't like the loan market system. It's been nothing but beneficial for us this term.
06/12/2011 15:44:00
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