Gary Hooper among scorers as a Sheffield Wednesday XI beat Scunthorpe 5-1 on Tuesday

12th August 2017, Sheffield, England ; EFL Championship league football Sheffield Wednesday versus Queens Park Rangers; Sheffield Wednesday's Gary Hooper protests to the linesman

Hooper has not appeared for Sheffield Wednesday's first team in 16 months.

12th August 2017, Sheffield, England ; EFL Championship league football Sheffield Wednesday versus Queens Park Rangers; Sheffield Wednesday's Gary Hooper protests to the linesman

Gary Hooper was among the scorers as Sheffield Wednesday beat Scunthorpe United 5-1 in a friendly on Tuesday afternoon, Lee Bullen has revealed.

Hooper last appeared for Wednesday's first team on Boxing Day 2017 and made his long-awaited comeback for the Owls' Under-23s last week.

 

But with Neil Thompson's side not scheduled to play until Monday, a behind-closed-doors game was arranged for this week.

And Sheffield Wednesday ended up comfortable winners, with Daniel Pudil, George Boyd (two) and Alex Hunt also on target, according to Bullen, the Owls' first-team coach.

It is unclear which other players featured in the friendly, although Sam Winnall was down to feature, his manager, Steve Bruce, said last week.

Hooper, whose Wednesday contract expires this summer, has scored or assisted 41 goals in 83 games since his move to Hillsborough three-and-a-half-years ago..

Gary Hooper of Sheffield Wednesday (L) scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday at Cardiff City Stadium on September...

The 31-year-old spent two seasons at Scunthorpe earlier in his career.

Can Hooper make the difference in Sheffield Wednesday's push for a play-off place?

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