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27 March 2018

DEFENDERS John Brayford and Ben Turner are back in training after shaking off calf injuries and could be ready to re-join the squad at Cardiff on Friday (kick off 3pm).

The international break has come at the right time for Nigel Clough’s depleted squad and he could have more options for the Easter weekend fixtures that also include a home game against Middlesbrough on Easter Monday.

He said: “We have a few more training this week which is good. Ben Turner and John Brayford are back in training and we just to have see if they have any reaction now.

“But with eight games to go if they are in with a shout of playing there’s not much point in saving them now.

“It’s nice to have some options again. We went with a back five at Wolves and restricted them to just a few opportunities and with Cardiff also posing a big attacking threat we can go with that again or go back to a back four. But having Brayford and Turner back gives you options to move it around.”

But neither are automatic selections.

Clough added: “Tom Naylor and Kyle McFadzean have been excellent at the heart of defence and coming out with the ball and getting things started for us. They are keeping Jake Buxton out as well.”

Martin Samuelsen is also back in training after his bout of illness.

Clough said: “He’s back with us and feeling better but there are still one or two tests they want to run but hopefully he will be available for Friday.

“Lucas Akin remains doubtful for the weekend and obviously Will Miller is still out.  Liam Boyce has come back in good shape after his 30 minutes or Northern Ireland.”

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