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Preview: Owls v Coventry

Coventry City

Hillsborough, Sheffield

Tuesday April 1


Wednesday will be hoping it's third time lucky as they look to drag themselves out of the Championship bottom three with a crucial victory over rejuvinated Coventry City tonight.

City looked to have been heading for League One before former Fulham boss Chris Coleman turned things around at the Ricoh Arena, and they'll be keen to cement their place in next season's Championship with victory over the Owls.

But Owls boss Brian Laws will be hoping for no April Fools with their game in hand against the Sky Blues giving Wednesday the chance to leave the bottom three.

Vital Quotes:

Owls boss Brian Laws told

'This is our game in hand and these are the ones where we have to start picking up points. We can certainly do the damage in terms of the teams above us and it can improve our situation.

'You can't have a bigger game than this especially as they are in our predicament. If we win we go above them and move up four places so there is a a huge significance. This game is as important to us as it is to five other clubs looking at this one on Tuesday evening.'

Wednesday Team News:

Wednesday's biggest concern is over right-back Richard Hinds, who made an early exit from the 1-1 draw with Stoke at the weekend to be replaced by Steve Watson.

And the former Everton and Newcastle man could return to make his first start for a while for Wednesday, filling in for the injured Hinds.

Other than the blow to Hinds, Laws is set to stick with the same team that drew with City.

Enoch Showunmi has returned to Bristol City following his loan spell at S6, meaning Wednesday can't make the same mistake as having six loan players in their matchday squad as Saturday.

Player to watch: Ben Sahar

Wednesday will be looking towards the goals from Israel international Sahar and his strike partner Deon Burton to put Chris Coleman's men to the sword.

Coventry City Team News:

The Sky Blues will come in to the clash full of confidence after their impressive 3-1 victory over play-off hopefuls Plymouth Argyle at the weekend.

But they'll be without striker Leon Best, who enjoyed a loan spell at S6, with the former Southampton man out through suspension for the trip to S6.

Player to watch: Michael Doyle

The Sky Blues have been short in goals of late but Doyle fired two in the 3-1 success over Plymouth, and will be hoping to do the same to the Owls tonight.

Match Facts & Stats

Next Fixtures:

Date:Tuesday April 1 2008
Time: 2:03PM

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Hoping to see Bart this least we won't have to suffer Enoch any more!
01/04/2008 14:11:00
FEELING A 2-0 win today, we well deserve a win with the past 2 performances. frank songo'o and slusarski goal scorers
01/04/2008 14:21:00
I just can't see us winning tonight, the games too big for us to handle, and we love to make things hard for ourselves, it's just in the fabric of our club
01/04/2008 14:24:00
1-0 to wednesday tonight, Burton to score! Stick a sky diver on it
01/04/2008 14:24:00
Don't care who scores. We just need to beat the b*****s. They are rude about Kevin Pressman. (He went there a few years back and they called him Fat Kev. Big boned, I tell you.)
01/04/2008 15:09:00
What is the latest weather like ...bit difficult to tell from the other side of the atlantic????????
01/04/2008 15:12:00
Are there any Sheffield Wednesday supporters in Sheffield? :
01/04/2008 15:14:00
Raining a bit earlier but mostly sunny. Pitch took a battering during the Stoke game though, it's probably going to be a muddy one again.
01/04/2008 15:24:00
Very windy. Ball will be shifting a lot.
Disgruntled Owl
01/04/2008 15:40:00
I'm about 2 miles from Hillsborough. Its been raining on and off katy. Don't think it will stop the game though. The rain is real light and quick when it happens. "Other than the blow to Hinds, Laws is set to stick with the same team that drew with City." Better not do!!! Can't afford another loan-player ratio mess-up!
01/04/2008 15:42:00
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