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Sheffield Wednesday have been boosted by the news that American defender Frank Simek is back at full health.

American defender Frank Simek is reportedly close to full fitness with his English club Sheffield Wednesday, news that has his manager excited.

“We are looking at the 'old' Frank Simek and that is really pleasing for me to hear that he is ready,” said Brian Laws, Sheffield boss. “He was really chuffed with his performance and that he had no hesitation in going into some of the challenges he did, in fact it was a bit scary so that is the old Frank Simek.”

Simek missed much of last season with ankle and hamstring injuries and has recently been suffering from more lingering niggles in his legs. It appears that he is set to go for Sheffield’s clash with Crystal Palace at the weekend, after playing 70 minutes in a reserve match on Wednesday.

The former Arsenal man has bounced around England since starting with the Gunners in 2003, having since settled with Sheffield in 2005, making 104 appearances for the Owls. He’s also been capped by the U.S. Men’s National Team on five occasions.

Shane Evans, Goal.com