Some Sheffield Wednesday fans are wondering whether or not the Owls have recalled their loaned-out left-back Matt Penney.
Penney was due to spend the full campaign in the German second division with St Pauli.
But the Wednesday academy product was pictured with his Owls teammate, Cameron Dawson, and coach, Lee Bullen, at St Luke’s Hospice on Monday.
And this is what the Sheffield Wednesday faithful have been saying on Twitter…
— Matt (@_MLT92) December 9, 2019
Has Penney returned from his loan? https://t.co/8YcBtVw1Xl
— Conor Heald (@CH__swfc) December 9, 2019
— B. (@bradgarside97) December 9, 2019
Is Matt Penney back then? Thought it was season long loan? https://t.co/Mz5Z6CBMTq
— Adam Copeland (@Gingeee_SWFC) December 9, 2019
Penney been recalled then? Unless he’s injured? #swfc
— OR_1992 (@OR19922) December 9, 2019
— FlyingSquirrel (@DestructionLuxe) December 9, 2019
Fantastic stuff this 👏🏽 but also I spy Matt Penney who I assume is back with us while they have the winter break in Germany, however does that mean he can play for us in that time? https://t.co/DrOQaXY07V
— Glenn Poulton (@PoultonOwl) December 9, 2019
How come Matt penney was doing the Xmas visits today with the squad? Anyone know? #swfc
— Dan (@danowl16) December 9, 2019
Penney has played eight times for St Pauli, who are managed by his former Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay.
However, an injury has kept him out of action since early November.
St Pauli recently announced that Penney had returned to training, although it is unclear whether or not he will be fit for the club’s final two fixtures ahead of the winter break.
Bullen revealed earlier in the campaign that Sheffield Wednesday have an option to bring the 21-year-old back to Hillsborough in January.
However, if Penney has indeed returned to Wednesday early, FIFA rules prevent him from playing for Garry Monk’s side until New Year’s day.
Penney is one of several Owls players whose contracts expire at the end of the campaign.