Wednesday's Chey Dunkley has been winding up Sheffield United fans on Twitter
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Wednesday's Chey Dunkley has been winding up Sheffield United fans on Twitter

The Sheffield Wednesday defender Chey Dunkley has spent much of the past 24 hours winding up Sheffield United fans on Twitter.

Dunkley arrived at Wednesday earlier this summer after his Wigan Athletic contract expired.

And, although the 28-year-old has yet to appear for the Owls as he recovers from a broken leg, his big personality is already evident thanks to the club’s media channel.

But Dunkley was forced to take matters into his own hands on Monday, after celebrating a win for his hometown team, Wolverhampton Wanderers, on Twitter.

And, given Wolves’ success came at the expense of Sheffield United, it was perhaps no surprise that the Jamaican set himself up for a busy night (and morning).


Speaking to Yorkshire Live on Monday, the Wednesday manager Garry Monk suggested that Dunkley’s debut could still be a little way off despite his return to light training.

“I generally have a rule – of course you can adjust it – but when lads have been out for five to six weeks let’s say then there is always a process where they need to get some game time and, generally, use 23s football to get their bearings back again,” explained Monk.

“I think Chey will need a degree of that but let’s see.

“We don’t know what situation we are going to be in. It might be a case of needs must and you have to throw him back in.

“I have been in that position many times but the key is to make sure when he is back that he doesn’t break down and we do right by him.

“He’s another fit, naturally strong boy so we will see how much training he needs or whether he needs the 23s games but like Osaze he is pushing very hard.”

Dunkley in action for Wigan last season. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Dunkley last played a competitive game for Wigan in February.

The former non-league player will need to oust one of Dominic Iorfa, Tom Lees or Joost van Aken before he can make his Wednesday bow, with Liam Palmer and Julian Borner also vying with the trio for a starting berth.

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