Jos Luhukay suggests Sheffield Wednesday could field under-23 players against Sheffield United

Hertha Berlin's Dutch head coach Jos Luhukay is seen during the German first division Bundesliga football match Berlin vs Leverkusen at the Olympic stadium in Berlin on February 4, 2015....

Luhukay has inherited a Sheffield Wednesday squad which is severely depleted.

Hertha Berlin's Dutch head coach Jos Luhukay is seen during the German first division Bundesliga football match Berlin vs Leverkusen at the Olympic stadium in Berlin on February 4, 2015....

New Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay has hinted he could include one or two under-23 team players in his squad to face Sheffield United on Friday.

Luhukay will take charge of the Owls for the very first time at Bramall Lane, and could be without as many as nine key players for this season's second Steel City derby.

Wednesday U23s captain, Jack Stobbs, and another key member of last year's title winning side, Sean Clare, were both recalled from loan spells last week and are thought to be among the six Owls starlets who have trained with Luhukay's side since Monday.

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When asked by BBC Radio Sheffield if any had impressed enough to be considered for first team selection, the Dutchman replied: "Yeah, we have this week, every day, four, five, six players from the Under-23s (training with the seniors). We have played the last days 11 against 11, so I must (consider putting them in) the team.

"It is a chance for the young players. Maybe it can be that tomorrow (we) play one or two. But one of them tomorrow, I think, is in the 18 for the game."

Defenders Ash Baker and Connor O'Grady were both on the bench for Sheffield Wednesday's FA Cup draw with Carlisle United last weekend, for which midfielders Stobbs and Clare were cup-tied.

Sam Hutchinson of Sheffield Wednesday reacts after missing his sides first penalty during the Sky Bet Championship play off semi final, second leg match between Sheffield Wednesday and...

Wednesday should have Almen Abdi fit to play after the Switzerland international missed the trip to Brunton Park, although his midfield colleague Sam Hutchinson is reported to have suffered a setback and may require surgery.

Which Sheffield Wednesday youngsters would you play against Sheffield United?

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