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.
CC: Gary Hooper will do a scan today and if everything is ok he can be involved on Saturday #swfcLIVE
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) March 2, 2017
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.
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.