Sheffield Wednesday overcame Stockport County in the opening round of the EFL Cup last night, beating the Hatters on penalties.

It took a 97th minute goal from Tyreeq Bakinson to send the game to penalties, and a Lee Gregory penalty to send the Owls into the next round of the competition.

The win should give Xisco Munoz’s side some fresh optimism as they return to Championship duties away at Hull City this weekend, but one player who could be doubtful to miss the game is Mallik Wilks.

The attacker was an unused substitute in the game v Southampton last week, but he was left out of the side completely last night.

After the game, Munoz told The Star that Wilks; ‘he has a problem’ and that he’ll see ‘if he can be back again in a short time’, failing to disclose any real information on the 24-year-old’s situation.

Wilks joined Wednesday last season but injury limited him to just 16 League One outings, with the former Hull man managing to score once and assist five in that time.

Sheffield Wednesday v Fleetwood Town: Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
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Another blow for Wilks…

Wilks looked like a very promising signing when he first arrived at Hillsborough. And he’s put in some good performances since joining, but injury has really hampered his time at the club so far.

Last night’s game would’ve been a great opportunity for Munoz to get a proper look at Wilks and for the player to show his new boss what he’s capable of.

Though how long he might be out for now remains to be seen. Everyone will be hoping that his injury isn’t a serious one and that he can feature against former club Hull City this weekend, though it seems like Wilks will miss this next one at least.

Hull v Wednesday kicks off at 3pm on Saturday.