By Dominic Toner

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has revealed that forward Gary Hooper will have a scan on Thursday and could be in contention for the weekend.

The Yorkshire club host promotion rivals Norwich on Saturday and could welcome back the 29-year-old from a long-term injury layout.

Carvalhal explained that Hooper may play some part on Saturday if the results of his scan are positive, as cited by the club’s official Twitter account.

Hooper has been out of action since November with a quad injury and will be desperate to make his comeback to aid the promotion push.

The English striker scored five goals in 18 appearances before his injury setback and was a regular in the Carvalhal’s side.

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He has a decent record in the Championship and has managed 49 goals in 130 appearances in the division, so his experience could be crucial in the run-in.

Wednesday are currently sixth-placed in the league table and occupying the final play-off spot.

However, they are being chased down by a chasing pack of Fulham, Norwich and Preston.

Wednesday suffered a 1-0 defeat to Yorkshire rivals Leeds in their last game and will be desperate to return to winning ways.

In other Sheffield Wednesday team news, Michael Vaughan has made a prediction about Leeds after their win over the Owls.

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