How 10,000-mile round trips could affect Sheffield Wednesday boss's plans for Middlesbrough

Jos Luhukay, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday at Ashton Gate on October 7, 2018 in Bristol,...

Three of Sheffield Wednesday's first team players are in action for their countries throughout the next seven days.

 

Three of Sheffield Wednesday's first team players will travel around 10,000 between them before next Friday's Championship visit of Middlesbrough.

And that could create a selection dilemma for Owls boss Jos Luhukay, with two of those unlikely to be back in training until two days before the Hillsborough encounter - at the very earliest.

So who's been called up, and where are they off to? HITC Sport takes a look...

Josh Brownhill of Bristol City battles for possession with Joshua Onomah of Sheffield Wednesday during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday at Ashton...

Josh Onomah - England Under-21s

Impressive against West Bromwich Albion and Bristol City last week - in which he assisted goals for Adam Reach and Lucas Joao - Onomah's international schedule is by far the kindest, given that both of England's fixtures are being held on UK soil - one barely out of Sheffield. His late return is, however, inconvenient, although he'll fancy his chances of a start against Boro.

Andorra, Chesterfield (H) Thursday, October 11

Scotland (A) Tuesday, October 16

Total miles (Hillsborough-Chesterfield-Edinburgh-Hillsborough): At least 540

Ash Baker of Sheffield Wednesday reacts after Bailey Peacock-Farrell of Leeds United saves his effort during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United at...

Ashley Baker - Wales 21s

Baker has missed Sheffield Wednesday's last two matches after picking up a knock against Leeds, but has already joined his international teammates ahead of an October double-header which includes a 3,000-mile round trip to Romania. Like Onomah, the right-back is late returner, leaving Liam Palmer in pole position to start next Friday.

Romania (A) Friday, October 12

Switzerland (H) Tuesday, October 16

Total miles (Hillsborough-Cluj-Newport-Hillsborough): At least 3,250

Atdhe Nuhiu of Sheffield Wednesday reacts during the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City at Hillsborough on February 17, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Atdhe Nuhiu - Kosovo

Nuhiu will venture the furthest of any of Wednesday's internationals (nearly twice as far as Baker), with Kosovo's fixtures effectively spanning the whole of Europe. He is, however, the earliest scheduled returner, with Kosovo's final fixture taking place on Sunday evening - although the striker is likely to need those extra few days if he is to dislodge Lucas Joao, after the latter's two-goal haul in Bristol.

Malta (H), Thursday, October 11

Faroe Islands (A) Sunday, October 14

Total miles (Hillsborough-Pristina-Torsvollur-Hillsborough): At least 6,000 

 

Injuries permitting, is this how Sheffield Wednesday will look against Middlesbrough?

SWFC, Boro

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