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Preview: Owls v Wolves

Wednesday
vs.
Wolves

Hillsborough, Sheffield

Saturday, March 7

3pm

The tough asks keep coming for Wednesday as league leaders Wolves make the trip to Hillsborough, hot on the heels of the visit of Reading in midweek.

Wednesday boss Brian Laws will no doubt be wanting to get back to winning ways following the controversial defeat against the Royals.

But in Wolves, Wednesday could well be facing their toughest task of the season, and Laws and co. will be desperate to make amends for the 4-1 defeat at Molineux earlier this term.

Vital Quotes:

Owls boss Brian Laws told the Sheffield Star:

'When you play the top teams it can only inspire you.

'We played well against Birmingham, not as well against Reading but we deserved a good result on Tuesday.

'Wolves have ended a lean run with a win and will be lifted by that. But they have nervousness and inexperience in their side. We have nothing to be nervous about.'

Wednesday Team News:

The obvious change that Owls fans will see for the visit of Wolves will be that of midfielder Darren Potter, who is on loan at S6 from Wolves.

James O'Connor is the likely candidate to return to the starting eleven alongside Sean McAllister.

The Owls boss could also bring Richard Hinds back into the centre of defence after resting him for the defeat to Wolves, although it's likely Richard Wood will continue alongside Mark Beevers.

Also at the back, Frank Simek could be pushing for a return to action, while Francis Jeffers ia another option in attack.

Player to watch: Michael Gray

The former Sunderland winger has been in good form in the blue and white stripes, and he'll want to be in extra good form on Saturday when he faces the club that allowed him to move to Wednesday in January.

Wolves Team News:

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy will be waiting until the last minute to name his team for the match, given the current injury situation at Molineux.

The experienced Nigel Quashie will definitely be missing for Wolves, with the former Birmingham and Portsmouth midfielder missing out through a chest infection.

David Jones and Dave Edwards will both go in for late fitness tests ahead of the match, with McCarthy hopeful both players will play some kind of part against the Owls.

Skipper Karl Henry is suspended, but Chris Iwelumo is set to return from an injury,

Player to watch: Michael Kightly

Kightly has announced himself as one of the top midfielders in the Championship after making the step up from the non-league scene, and he'll no doubt be a thorn in the Owls defence come Saturday afternoon.

Match Facts & Stats

Head-to-Head:

Wednesday wins: 35

Wolves wins: 41

Draws: 35

Last Time Out:

Wolves 4-1 Wednesday

Molineux, Saturday, August 16

Wednesday's top of the table antics came to end in their second game of the season as they came crashing back down to earth with a heavy defeat at Wolves. Etienne Esajas had given the visitors the lead before a brace from Iwelumo, and goals from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Dave Edwards sealed the win.

Previous Line-Ups:

Wednesday: Grant, Buxton, Beevers, Wood, Spurr, Johnson (Jeffers 81), McAllister, Potter (O'Connor 77), Gray (Small 76), Tudgay, Clarke. Subs Not Used: Hinds, Simek.

Wolves: Hennessey, Foley, Craddock, Berra, Hill, Kightly (Stearman 90), Henry, Edwards, Friend, Iwelumo (Vokes 89), Ebanks-Blake (Keogh 84). Subs Not Used: Darren Ward, Reid.

Next Fixtures:

Preston NE (A) - 10/03/09

Watford (A) - 14/03/09


Writer:Nick
Date:Friday March 6 2009
Time: 11:56AM

Comments

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come on wendy, dont let us blades down again!!!
bladesforlife1889
06/03/2009 16:42:00
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come on wendy, dont let us blades down again!!!
bladesforlife1889
06/03/2009 16:42:00
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i know twice weve already cost u 3 points, how cruel of us bell end
smiggyswfc
07/03/2009 00:48:00
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i know twice weve already cost u 3 points, how cruel of us bell end
smiggyswfc
07/03/2009 00:48:00
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what was wrong with that auckland????? ha ha i dunno!!
bladesforlife1889
07/03/2009 11:06:00
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what was wrong with that auckland????? ha ha i dunno!!
bladesforlife1889
07/03/2009 11:06:00
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What was wrong? Offensive enough to get everyone's back up and deleted for your own good, that's what was wrong. Wind it in.
Auckland Owl
07/03/2009 23:10:00
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What was wrong? Offensive enough to get everyone's back up and deleted for your own good, that's what was wrong. Wind it in.
Auckland Owl
07/03/2009 23:10:00
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