Video: Lees and Hooper close in on Sheffield Wednesday return

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal says that Tom Lees and Gary Hooper are ‘very, very near’ regarding their prospects of being involved in Tuesday’s Roses home game with Blackburn Rovers.

Defender Lees had missed the Owls last two games with a knee issue but is on the mend and back training.

Gary Hooper is nearing a return from injury. (Picture: Steve Ellis)

Gary Hooper is nearing a return from injury. (Picture: Steve Ellis)

Hooper (quad) is also closing on a return, according to Carvalhal.

The Owls chief, who welcomes back Steven Fletcher following suspension, said: “They are progressing and on the pitch and very, very near.

“We have one more day. Let’s see tomorrow morning if the answers of the tests confirm what they did today and we will take a decision.

“They are better now than when we talked last time. They are very close to coming back.”

Tom Lees, right, is also close to a return to Owls action. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Tom Lees, right, is also close to a return to Owls action. (Picture: Simon Hulme)