Football - Pugh back in reckoning for Owls

Danny Pugh will return to contention for Sheffield Wednesday at Blackpool, but fellow loanee Seyi Olofinjana will miss out again.

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The versatile Pugh, unable to feature in the weekend defeat at parent club Leeds, could return to the side with Olofinjana still nursing a knee problem.

Another on-loan midfield player, Bolton's Stuart Holden, may be rested as he eases his way back into full match fitness following long-term knee problems of his own.

Striker Steve Howard, on loan from Hartlepool, could return to the starting line-up after making his fourth appearance for the Owls off the substitutes' bench at Leeds, but Gary Madine is definitely out again.

Winger Jermaine Johnson is expected to shake off a slight knee injury and defender Reda Johnson is hoping to continue as he manages an ongoing foot problem.

The Owls, four points above the relegation zone, slipped to their first defeat in five matches at the weekend.

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