Sheffield Wednesday hopeful that Sam Hutchinson will be fit for Brentford clash despite limping out of last game

The 26-year-old has been an integral part of the Owls' promotion push in the Championship.

Sheffield Wednesday coach Lee Bullen has hinted that the Owls are hopeful that Sam Hutchinson will be available for the upcoming clash with Brentford despite limping out of their previous game with a knee injury, the Sheffield Star reports.

The 26-year-old had to be replaced after just 22 minutes of Wednesday's game against Birmingham City last weekend, but Bullen suggested that the midfielder's resilience may see him in contention to feature against the Bees.

"Sam can come off in a game and you think that is him out for three or four weeks but he then trains on a Monday morning. You just never know how he's going to return from things," he told the Star.

"I think Sam has been told so many times in his career that he can't train today or that he has to protect himself but we have we have pushed him a little more and it's the most games he has ever started in a season."

Having the former Chelsea youngster available will be a major boost for Carlos Carvalhal's side as they look to capitalise on the important result they secured against the Blues. 

The 2-1 win ensured that the Owls moved into the division's top six, and having fluctuated between being inside and outside the play-off places, Carvalhal will know that having Hutchinson in the side will help them finally establish themselves as one of the favourites for promotion.

His fighting spirit - as well as the versatility he brings to the side, having featured in several different positions this season - certainly makes the club much more difficult to beat, and his presence will surely strengthen their hopes of going up this year.

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