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.
#swfc U23s to face Birmingham City this afternoon -— WednesdayYouth (@WednesdayYouth) 12 January 2018
Subs - 12 Brennan, 13 Walker, 14 Hughes, 15 Grant, 16 O'Brien
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.
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?