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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
15:00 11th January 2017
By  Liam Sephton

PREVIEW: SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (A)

David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town side takes on Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday on the back of six wins in their last seven outings in all competitions.

Town progressed to the Fourth Round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 4-0 win over League 1 outfit Port Vale last weekend and will look to build on from the momentum they gained over the festive period.

Wagner will be hoping that his side’s impressive form can help earn him his first win over Sheffield Wednesday as the Club’s Head Coach.

THE OPPOSITION

Carlos Carvalhal’s (below) side currently sits sixth in the Sky Bet Championship table, just four points behind Huddersfield Town.

SW Carlos 4_3

Last weekend, Wednesday was beaten 3-0 by Middlesborough in the Emirates FA Cup, but is unbeaten in their last five league fixtures, which included an impressive 1-0 win over Newcastle at St. James’ Park.

The Owls’ home form is among the best in the league, picking up the sixth highest amount of points at Hillsborough, with eight wins from 12 games. In addition to this, this weekend’s away side haven’t been beaten at home since its 2-1 defeat to Ipswich Town at the start of the November.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: PLAYERS TO WATCH

Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood joined the Club after being released by Sunderland in the summer of 2014. He was part of the Carlisle United squad that won League 2 in 2005/06, is a Republic of Ireland international and has twice been named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year.

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Fernando Forestieri (above) has a habit of scoring against Huddersfield Town, netting the winner the last two times the clubs have met. He is Wednesday’s top scorer so far this season and will look to cause the Town backline some problems again this weekend.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: JANUARY SIGNINGS

Callum McManaman (below) joined the Owls at the start of the month on loan from West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season. The 2013 FA Cup Final Man of the Match made his debut for his new club against Wolves on 2 January.

SW McMan

Wednesday’s only other piece of action so far in the January transfer window has been ex-Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Jake Kean moving to Mansfield Town on loan.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY'S LAST LINE-UP (4-4-2):

GK: Joe Wildsmith

DL: Daniel Pudil
DC: Glenn Loovens (C)
DC: Tom Lees
DR: Liam Palmer

ML: Adam Reach
MC: Barry Bannan
MC: David Jones
MR: Ross Wallace

S: Steven Fletcher
S: Fernando Forestieri

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: TEAM NEWS

New signing Morgan Fox could make his debut against Huddersfield Town as he joined the Club from Charlton earlier this week.

Carlos Carvalhal will be without influential midfielder Kieran Lee; the 28 year-old is set to miss the remainder of the season with a hip injury.

TOWN: TEAM NEWS

Jonathan Hogg and Rajiv van La Parra are both likely to remain on the side-lines for this weekend’s match.

Sean Scannell has been ruled out until March with his hamstring injury and goalkeeper Joe Murphy is out with a broken finger.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Wednesday will take confidence from being unbeaten in six against Huddersfield – winning twice in the previous three meetings.



TICKETS

Some tickets from Town’s away allocation of 3,150 are still available to purchase.

Full ticket details can be found HERE.

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