After suffering more injury misfortune against Bolton Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday are down to the bare bones in attack as they prepare to embark on three critical away matches. Lee Gregory and Josh Windass are injury concerns ahead of Tuesday's South Yorkshire derby with Barnsley.
The pair will be assessed over the coming days after picking up knocks in the second half of the Hillsborough tussle. It would be a major blow to the Owls' chances of picking up a positive result at Oakwell if Gregory and Windass are ruled out.
Manager Darren Moore is already without Mallik Wilks and Callum Paterson up front through injury. Their lack of options at the top end of the pitch left Moore with little choice but to push midfielder Dennis Adeniran further forward to support Michael Smith.
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One big plus point for Moore from the Bolton draw was the return of Marvin Johnson. The left wing back put in an energetic showing after replacing Reece James at half-time. It was Johnson's first outing in a month, having sat-out three matches due to suspension.
"I think he did well [Johnson]," said Moore. "Reece [James] finished the game down at Portsmouth last week well, so I thought he deserved to start. But he came off and then Marvin replaced him and I think he did well.
"He's a different type of player, more offensive. He gives us more thrust down that left flank. He's back now which is a welcome boost. I'm pleased to have the versatility."
Giant defender Dominic Iorfa will also come into Moore's thoughts for the televised trip to Barnsley after completing a one-match ban following his sending off at Portsmouth. "Dom is a welcome boost too to have back after serving his suspension," said Moore. "Him and Marvin back bring balance to the backline really. And Dom with his speed and height and power, which is good to have at this stage of the season."
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