Sheffield Wednesday take on Millwall this weekend yet two players set to miss the clash at Hillsborough are striker duo Troy Parrott and Kenneth Zohore.
The Owls have a brief connection with both players reported former transfer targets.
According to the Sheffield Star, Wednesday were keen on a loan deal for Zohore.
The Denmark international cost West Bromwich Albion some £8 million when he joined the Baggies from Wednesday’s league rivals Cardiff City in the summer of 2019.
Zohore was tasked with firing West Brom to promotion. While Slaven Bilic’s side succeeded, finishing second, the former Cardiff man struggled to nail down a regular place.
His availability in the summer attracted interest from a host of Championship clubs (Northern Echo). However, it was Millwall who won the race for his signature.
Zohore moved to the Lions on loan and scored in the 2-0 win at Preston North End. The 26-year-old, however, also suffered a calf injury at Deepdale ruling him out for eight weeks.
Fellow Millwall loan striker Troy Parrott was another player reportedly wanted by Wednesday.
The Standard claim Garry Monk’s side had the Republic of Ireland international in their sights from last January, but again it was Millwall who managed to get him.
Parrott is highly rated at Tottenham Hotspur. But so far, his loan spell at Millwall has been hindered with niggling injuries – the latest being an ankle injury.
Manager Gary Rowett is expecting to have Parrott back after the international break, but the game at Hillsborough comes too soon for the Spurs youngster.
The absence of both players is good for Wednesday. Monk’s side endured a torrid fun of form in October, but the victory over Bournemouth will have boosted morale ahead of Saturday.