Sheffield Wednesday defender Tom Lees could be back for the Owls' game against Leeds United this weekend, manager Stuart Gray has revealed.
Lees left Elland Road to join Wednesday this summer, and it seems that he could return to action against his former employers at the weekend.
In a press conference today Gray is quoted as saying by The Star: "He’s probably got an outside chance of being fit for Leeds on Saturday.
“He’s got a tear just above where the attachment of the hamstring is in the buttock. It’s an unusual injury and is classed as a grade two.
“Tom is feeling a lot better and hopefully he can get his boots on Wednesday or Thursday. He’s never had a soft tissue injury before so he doesn’t know how to guage it himself. He’s going in the right direction.”
If he does return, then he can expect a fairly frosty reception from the Leeds supporters when he goes back to their ground.
It is expected to be a feisty encounter between the two Yorkshire sides as they both look to climb up the table.
Both sides lost at the weekend, but do have midweek games to concentrate on before turning their attention to Saturday's encounter.
The Owls take on Ipswich Town tomorrow, a game which is likely to come too soon for Lees, whilst Leeds face Reading.
Lees left the Whites this summer is a transfer which surprised many. Although the defender had failed to impress in more recent seasons, he still had some pedigree about him and, at 23, still had room to improve.
However, after slipping down the pecking order, he was allowed to move on and he has made a good impression at his new club.
Although he has spent the more recent fixtures on the sidelines due to injury, he had established himself as a regular starter before the set-back and, when he does return, he will be looking to keep up his good form.
The Owls have started the season reasonably well, but they are still hoping to improve and a win against Leeds would be a major boost for their confidence.