Date:Friday October 3 2008
Home Park, Plymouth
Saturday, October 4
Former Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock poses the obstacle as the Owls look to make it a hat-trick of victories to cement their place in the Championship play-off spots this weekend.
Wednesday will go in to the clash with Argyle will of confidence following two wins on the bounce, which included their first away win of the season at Charlton Athletic.
But Sturrock's men will also be boosted with their impressive result at Bristol City in midweek after they endured a sluggish start to the new campaign.
Wednesday have certainly had the best of the results in recent trips to Home Park, and they'll be hoping to continue that trend on Saturday - let's hope the team booked a hotel for the night before this time...
Owls assistant manager Russ Wilcox told the official SWFC website:
'We're going there full of confidence. If you had told me after Reading that we'd have taken seven points from the next nine, I'd have snatched your hand off.
'We saw last season with Bristol City and Hull just how much confidence means in this division. We have more belief now, more confidence as a team, that's what we've seen more than anything over the last three games.'
He added: 'Paul Sturrock has changed things down there after a poor start, I think he made seven changes after one game and now he seems to have the balance right.'
Plymouth boss Paul Sturrock told This Is Plymouth:
'They are a team who like this stadium, their results have proved that in the past.
'They have won the last two games here (at Home Park) and they are going very well at the moment.
'Last Saturday they went to Charlton, which is a difficult place to go to, and won 2-1.
'They have got a very strong team, a lot of honest players, and they have got some pace up front.
'With the fanbase they have at home, it doesn't surprise me the results they have been getting.
Plymouth boss Paul Sturrock will have to decide whether to stick with the same side that has gone unbeaten in their last three games or make changes to his side ahead of the visit of Wednesday.
New signing Emile Mpenza and Nicolas Marin have yet to start for the Pilgrims since signing for the Home Park club, and could be put straight in to the first team to make an immediate impact against Wednesday.
The Pilgrims have no fresh injury or suspension concerns coming in to the clash.
The former Barnsley hitman netted in the 2-2 draw at Bristol in midweek and he'll be looking to continue his form against the Owls with former Manchester City man Emile Mpenza waiting in the wings for his first start.
Despite two wins on the bounce, Owls boss Brian Laws is likely to change his starting line-up for the trip to Home Park.
Former Plymouth defender Peter Gilbert could well miss out after Laws revealed he had a slight hamstring problem following the 2-2 draw with Forest in midweek.
But centre-back Mark Beevers is all set to return following injury and is likely to come in at centre-back, allowing Tommy Spurr to revert back to his regular left-back slot.
Richard Wood also had to leave the pitch early in the win over Forest and will undergo a late fitness test with Jermaine Johnson, who wasn't included in the squad in midweek.
The biggest boost for the Owls could come in the shape of Francis Jeffers, who has been stepping up his fitness in recent week with a number of first team substitute appearances, and is now pushing for his first start of the season at Argyle.
The Owls striker has been in top form this season, netting four goals so far while playing out wide on the wing, and in attack, and will be key to any Owls victory on Saturday.
Plymouth wins: 9
Wednesday wins: 12
Last Time Out:
Wednesday 1-1 Plymouth
Tommy Spurr rescued a point for Wednesday with a sensational long-range strike late on which cancelled out Peter Halmosi's 2nd minute effort on Sturrock's first return to Hillsborough.
Plymouth: Larrieu, Doumbe, Cathcart, Seip, Barker, Mackie (Folly 69), Summerfield (Mpenza 77), Duguid, Clark, Fallon (Timar 77), Gallagher. Subs Not Used: Paterson, Marin.
Wednesday: Grant, Spurr, Gilbert, Wood (Beevers 64), McMahon, McAllister, Esajas, O'Connor, Small (Jeffers 76), Tudgay, Burton. Subs Not Used: O'Donnell, Smith, Clarke.
v Sheffield United (H) - 19/10/08
v Barnsley (A) - 21/10/08
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