Bennett set to return to Owls

Shrewsbury face a defensive crisis with Lee Collins having left
and fellow loanee Julian Bennett set to follow suit.

Collins has been allowed to rejoin Barnsley after two months at
the Greenhous Meadow during which he made 10 appearances, the most
recent coming at the start of November.

And, with the loan window having closed last week, manager
Graham Turner is now starting to rue that decision after it was
confirmed Bennett’s back injury looks likely to curtail his stay,
with his initial month-long agreement with Sheffield Wednesday
expiring this weekend.

“I need to talk to Sheffield Wednesday about Julian,” Turner
told Town’s official website. “The physios, medical people (from
both clubs), have already been in touch with each other. They know
what’s going on. It doesn’t look too promising that he will be with
us after this weekend simply because of his back injury.

“His time looks as though it’s up here and it’s a pity because
he is a very experienced player. It’s unfortunate that we’ve
obviously let Lee Collins’ loan lapse before we knew about
Julian.”

Turner added: “I can’t do anything about it until January so
that’s one of the problems we’ve got to face. We’ve got players who
are flexible in where they play, Rob Purdie, Joe Jacobson and
Jermaine Grandison can all play in different positions. (There’s)
Connor Goldson and one or two of the other younger players like
Ryan Woods.”