Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Preview: Scunthorpe v Owls

Scunthorpe United
vs.
Wednesday

Glanford Park, Scunthorpe

Tuesday, August 24

7.45pm

Wednesday face arguably their toughest test of the season to date when they make the short trip to Scunthorpe United in the second round of the Carling Cup.

The Owls made a struggle of defeating Bury in the last round but a run of four games without defeat will give Alan Irvine's men plenty of confidence in getting a win against Championship opposition.

It's a rare occasion that Wednesday travel to face the Iron as underdogs, but that's exactly what they'll be as they aim to continue their unbeaten start to the season and progress in the cup.

Vital Quotes:

Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins told the official Iron website:

'It is one of the toughest ties of the round, when you look at their side they've got some experienced players.

'We won't hide away from the fact it's going to be a tough game. We've already played them in pre-season and beaten them. That was a difficult match for both sides because it was a very competitive game.

'What that fixture managed to do was help both teams get off to a good start to the season.

'On paper they've got more Championship experience than we have but, as we all know, the game is not played on paper.'

Scunthorpe United Team News:

Scunthorpe will be without Garry Thompson for the clash with a groin injury, while Jim McNulty is also sidelined for the clash with an ankle injury.

Other than that Iron boss Nigel Adkins is likely to field a strong side as Scunthorpe look to progress to bag a lucrative clash against Premier League opposition in the next round.

Defender David Mirfin will undergo a late fitness test due to a leg injury but other than that, United have no other fresh injury or suspension conerns.

Player to watch: Jonathan Forte

Former Sheffield United players enjoy scoring against Wednesday and Forte is no exception. He netted the winner in the 1-0 friendly win over the Owls in pre-season and will be eager for a more important goal tonigth.

Wednesday Team News:

Owls boss Alan Irvine rung the changes for the last cup clash against Bury and he could do the same tonight.

But Irvine will be keen for his side to progress and changes will be limited, with no fresh injury or suspension concerns.

One player who could get a much-needed run-out is Tommy Miller, who has missed the start of the season through injury but returned to training last week.

Striker Clinton Morrison is set to miss out again but Paul Heffernan will be pushing for his first competitive start for Wednesday.

Liam Palmer, Jon Otsemobor and Daniel Jones, who all helped Wednesday progress in the last round, will also be keen for a start.

Jermaine Johnson continues to be Wednesday's only certainty to be sidelined through injury.

Player to watch: Marcus Tudgay

Tudgay showed just why Wednesday are keen to hold on to him with his performance on Saturday and he'll be looking to continue that performance tonight. He'll be keen to get off the mark this season, too.

Match Facts & Stats

Head-to-Head:

Scunthorpe wins: 4
Wednesday wins: 5
Draws: 4

Last Time Out:

Scunthorpe 2-0 Wednesday

Glanford Park, 27/01/10

Goals from Gary Hooper and Grant McCann condemned Wednesday to a 2-0 defeat the last time the two sides met earlier this year.

Next Fixtures:

v Hartlpool United (A) - 28/08/10


Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday August 24 2010
Time: 1:22PM

Comments

0
My head thinks the unbeaten start to the season may end tonight as Scunny is a difficult place to go and get a result, saying that my heart would love to keep the run going and get into round 3, winning in any competition is a good habit and only breeds confidence. Fancy tudders to get off the mark tonight, Tudders 1st goal and wednesday win 2-1, 50-1 at ladbrokes got to be worth a quid of anyone's money!!!
sussexowl
24/08/2010 16:21:00
0
sussex thats the bet ive been saying, sounds cracking to me @ 50s
smiggyswfc
24/08/2010 16:26:00
0
Oh dear never mind, glad I only put a quid on it!!!!
sussexowl
25/08/2010 08:57:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Go for the EFL title next season?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Absolutely, has to be the aim21%
Go for Automatic70%
Depends on team set-up3%
Too early to call6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg4
2.swfcjambo3
3.tonyone1
4.brinsworthowl1
Vital Football Comment