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Owls Suffer Macca Blow

Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock has been rocked with the news that the Owls' only fit striker Steve Maclean will be sidelined for at least three weeks with an injured knee.

The former Rangers man limped off late on during the Owls' 1-1 draw with Burnley at the weekend. And the striker could be out for upto 10 weeks if he requires an operation.

Sturrock told the official SWFC site: 'The X-ray has shown a lot of inflammation in the knee, around the area he had his last injury. If we rest it for 3-4 weeks, then find it needs an operation, it would take him to 7-10 weeks. The consensus of opinion is we do an exploratory operation on him now, which again is four weeks minimum.'

Wednesday will now travel to high-flying Plymouth Arglye with no fit strikers available for selection. Wade Small or Chris Brunt are the likely alternatives in attack for Sturrock.

In response to the news, Owls Chairman Dave Allen has revealed he will personally fund the services of a striker to come in on loan and solve the Owls' injury problems after a meeting between himself, Sturrock and Kaven Walker today.

But the offer could be worthless if the Owls boss can't find the right man. 'At the moment I cannot find a player of the required quality who is available to come in on loan. I will not bring in a player who isn't good enough for Sheffield Wednesday just for the sake of it.' Sturrock told the official SWFC website.


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Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday August 16 2006
Time: 5:31PM

Comments

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He's always injured - are you guys bringing someone else in? you may start to struggle otherwise.
mdjw_41
16/08/2006 17:51:00
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I think we may have a 'newcastle training ground' situation here, one team should not consistantly get more injuries than the average for the other teams in the same division. We should be looking for the cause of these problems and not just plugging them with short-term solutions everytime
wednesday4europe
16/08/2006 18:33:00
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It surely can't just be bad luck, its been happening constantly for 2/3 years now. The training ground to blame?
spirtySWFC
17/08/2006 00:21:00
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My uncle is an avid Saint and he said they had exactly same prob at Southampton with PS. It's the way he encourages them to train. Can't be sustainable though can it!
SuperOwls
20/08/2006 16:56:00
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i startin 2 fink that all the swfc squad r *****in women they r always gettin injured i mite start 2 play insted!!! i can tek a few nocks
coppel
20/08/2006 18:20:00
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