Trio absent from Sheffield Wednesday under-23 fixture ahead of Owls' Sheffield United trip

A general view of Bramall Lane before the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Brentford at Bramall Lane on August 5, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

An injury hit Sheffield Wednesday side travel to Sheffield United on Friday evening.

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Connor O'Grady, Matt Penney and Sean Clare are all missing from Sheffield Wednesday's under-23 squad ahead of the Owls' trip to Sheffield United on Friday evening.

Wednesday look set to be without nine senior players for the campaign's second Steel City derby at Bramall Lane, and new boss Jos Luhukay hinted via BBC Radio Sheffield on Thursday that he could look below his first team to bolster his squad against the Blades.

As many as six u23s have trained with Luhukay's team this week and but for injury, it would appear that O'Grady, Penney and Clare could all be involved tonight.

Defender O'Grady has only made one appearance for Sheffield Wednesday, which came against Cambridge United in the League Cup 18 months ago, while left-back Penney and midfield man Clare have yet to make their bows.

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Clare was recalled from a productive loan spell at Gillingham last week, and several Owls fans have already expressed a desire to see the 21-year-old involved against Sheffield United.

Another returning loanee, Jack Stobbs, remains with the Under-23s, who visit Birmingham City on Monday lunchtime.

Should either of O'Grady, Penney or Clare start for Sheffield Wednesday against Sheffield United?

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