Saturday 16 December 2017

Fit-again McGeady set to fly with Owls

Aiden McGeady
Aiden McGeady

Aiden McGeady will rejoin the Sheffield Wednesday squad tonight as he tries to aid Sheffield Wednesday's push for promotion.

The winger, who joined Wednesday on loan from Everton earlier this month, missed last week's loss to Preston due to injury but he has been working on his fitness since then and boss Carlos Carvalhal hopes to add McGeady back into his panel for this evening's Championship game at home to QPR, a key date for Wednesday.

"Aiden is training normal and can be in the 18 if we need him," Carvalhal said.

The 29-year-old badly needs game time to stay in the frame for Ireland's Euro 2016 squad but McGeady has started in just one of Wednesday's four games since he signed his loan deal. Former Celtic man McGeady admitted before his move that a lack of first-team football at Everton would jeopardise his chances of making it into the squad for France.


His Everton club-mate Darron Gibson is still in danger of missing out due to his ongoing frustration at Goodison Park.

The Owls are just inside the play-off places, four points ahead of Cardiff City, and manager Carvalhal wants his side to show a response to the weekend defeat in an important week for the club as they face QPR tonight and then take on Championship leaders Hull City on Friday night.

"Everybody has problems in their life and it is usually the people who react more fast that are the champions," he said.

"They are the people who have this fast reaction in their blood.

"There are teams that need a long time to recover. But in the past, we have shown that all the times we have a problem, our group are fantastic and have a good and strong reaction."



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