Owls fear for Folly
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheffield Wednesday are sweating on the extent of an injury to Yoann Folly.
Sheffield Wednesday are sweating on the extent of an injury to Yoann Folly, who hurt his knee in the 1-0 defeat to Luton Town.
Folly was substituted on 79 minutes and appeared to be in some discomfort as he was helped from the field.
He will undergo a scan later this week, but Owls boss Paul Sturrock adopted a grim outlook for the Frenchman.
"It looks bad," admitted Sturrock. "I think a knee injury of some sort. He's in agony on the bench.
"He was performing at the standard where he's getting better and better in every game. He was very dominant in the two games we've played now."
As for the performance in losing to Luton, Sturrock was unhappy that his side were not awarded at least one penalty.
Sturrock added; "I thought the last one (on Graham Coughlan) looked a penalty from where I was. That was the fourth or fifth penalty claim.
"I'm gutted for the players. It's the most dominant performance I think we've had since I've got here.
"Thirty crosses and 20 shots in the game, the problem being we didn't hit the target enough."
Lewis Emanuel's goal on the stroke of half time earned Luton back-to-back wins, with Hatters boss Mike Newell happy to be picking up the points.
"Nobody could (ask for more)," said Newell. "Two clean sheets and six points. That's what you want because you know you're going to have a spell sooner or later when you're not picking up anything no matter how well you're playing.
"Although it wasn't pretty, you can't expect it to be after two games of the season.
"We've ground out a result. We're not saying we've come here and we've outplayed Sheffield Wednesday - we're not kidding ourselves.
"It's a difficult place to come to for anybody and if you're not mentally strong and physically strong at times, then you can get rolled over."