Report: Sheffield Wednesday defender Michael Turner could return for FA Cup clash with Shrewsbury

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The 32-year-old has spent the last six weeks on the sidelines.

Sheffield Wednesday could be handed a boost ahead of their FA Cup fourth round clash with Shrewsbury on Saturday, as the Sheffield Star reports that defender Michael Turner could make his return from injury.

The 32-year-old has not played for six weeks - with his last appearance coming in the defeat to MK Dons in December - due to a knee injury, but the Star reports that he is now back in full training, and in contention for a place in the squad that will come up against the League One side.

With Tom Lees still sidelined with a hamstring problem (via Star), the news of Turner's return is likely to please manager Carlos Carvalhal immensely.

The Portuguese would have probably been concerned that another injury to one of his centre-backs may have left the squad a little light in that area of the field, which would have been the last thing they would have needed given their current position in the Championship.

They currently sit sixth in the table, but the two sides below them are right on their tail. And following their FA Cup tie, they face back-to-back fixtures against genuine promotion contenders, with a home game against third place Burnley being followed by a trip to Birmingham.

The Blues sit directly below the Owls but have the same amount of points, so Carvalhal will be grateful for having as many players fit as possible. 

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