Sheffield Wednesday News and League One Round-Up: Celtic to ship old pair of Owls, Fratton Park revelation from Portsmouth Steve Evans linked to move


Sheffield Wednesday and League One news summary with Steve Evans and Gillinghan and Portsmouth

Injuries provide the general theme, and there are quite a few of them, but that’s not all.

Here’s a recap of today’s news in Sheffield Wednesday and the latest big League One stories.

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday set to leave Celtic in January

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Celtic manager Ante Postecoglou has admitted that Wednesday’s former pair Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide – who made the move north under controversial circumstances last season – could find themselves on the move in January.

The duo have yet to make an impact on the Celtic first team – Urhoghide has only one Challenge Cup outing under his belt, Shaw having competed twice – as Postecoglu tackles the early stages of his stay in Scotland.

“Now it’s about giving them the right opportunity, maybe here, maybe a loan deal somewhere, but we’ll make those decisions in January,” Postecoglou said.

Lee Gregory out of Saturday’s game … but it’s not that bad

Wednesday will likely be without star forward Lee Gregory for this weekend’s trip to Accrington Stanley.

Darren Moore has confirmed the news of what is believed to be a calf injury, although he suggested that reports of a “four to six week” absence have been outdated.

Asked after Tuesday night’s 3-0 FA Cup loss at Plymouth Argyle, the Owls boss admitted he believed Saturday would come too early for Gregory’s recovery, but suggested he might not be too far beyond that date.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell flies away as owls run short

Sheffield on Wednesday could field just six substitutes in their 3-0 loss to Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night amid their continued injury battle.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell was named as having played a leading role in Northern Ireland’s 0-0 draw against Italy less than 24 hours before.

“Bailey arrived this morning,” Moore said after the game. “We needed him to come because we didn’t have another goalie.”

The Blades / Owls Friendship You Didn’t Expect

Sheffield United fan Kell Brook and Owls forward Josh Windass have formed a surprising friendship around table tennis and Netflix.

Brook told The Star: “I live next door to him and he more or less looked at me and said he was better than me at table tennis. So I took a table and j ‘said,’ Come to my house and we’ll see who’s the best dog. ‘”

Around League One – summary of the news

Steve Evans is a wanted man

Stevenage is said to have Steve Evans as his number one target after Alex Revell left last week. The Gillingham boss who took a point Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday said last night after losing to Cheltenham: “I have just been informed by our media department and this is something the president and the club need to talk about .

“I’m going to talk to the president about it as you can imagine.” I don’t know how precise it is. I am a football coach, I want to win games, I want to have a chance.

Gillingham wanted to play an off-field keeper

Still with Evans and he admitted to asking about the possibility of his goalkeeper playing last night as an injury crisis meant Gills only had four out of nine possible substitutes for the game against Cheltenham.

He said: “We asked the referee’s permission before the game that if we needed a fourth substitute, could we put Aaron Chapman on the pitch and Jamie Cumming in the goal because in training? , you could see who would be the one who could play in the field if it ever was necessary.

“That’s how badly it got down. The referee thought I was joking before the game. He said the rules were he could come in so we had a spare kit on the bench, for a goalie.

Portsmouth could have lost half of its capacity at Fratton Park

Fratton Park’s capacity could have been reduced by 50% had essential security work not been carried out, according to managing director Andy Cullen, who oversees the ongoing £ 11.5million stadium redevelopment project .

He told the News: “The capacity was slowing down. It probably went down to 10,000-12,000 if the work had not been completed.

Rotherham United and Lincoln City push back Notts County star

Rotherham and Lincoln are believed to be interested in Ruben Rodrigues, the highly regarded Notts County forward, but Magpies boss Ian Burchnall doesn’t seem too bothered.

“There could be [interested in his key players], but they are our players ”, he said.

“We have nothing to do with them. Everyone is happy about it. They enjoy their football and it shows by the way they play.

“We are really ambitious with what we do as a club and we are all in a good position.

“I don’t think too much about it. I just think about trying to get stronger.”


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