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Preview: Owls v Oldham

Wednesday
vs.
Oldham Athletic

Hillsborough, Sheffield

Tuesday, September 28

7.45pm

Wednesday will be looking to avoid a fifth League One defeat on the spin tonight when Oldham Athletic visit Hillsborough.

The Owls' 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton at the weekend was their fourth loss on the spin, and prompted protesting from the Hillsborough faithful, both at the board and the team.

Wednesdayites will be hoping for something to cheer tonight against the Latics, but new boss Paul Dickov has made a decent start to his time in charge at Oldham and will be looking for a major scalp tonight.

Vital Quotes:

Wednesday defender Daniel Jones, who has had two loan spells with Oldham, told the Sheffield Star:

'I know a few of their players; they're a very hard-working team, especially with Paul Dickov there. They've got some good individual players and they started like a house on fire.

'But I'm sure if we can get an early goal we'll go on and beat them comfortably.

'With the players we have, this run won't last. I think we look like a team together. There's no badness in there. Now it's a time to stay together and get through this.'

Wednesday Team News:

Captain Darren Purse will be fit and available for selection despite being withdrawn early from the 1-0 home loss against Southampton.

Purse left the field at half-time after being hit in the face with the ball but is set to continue at centre-back tonight.

Owls boss Alan Irvine has no fresh injury concerns going into the match although he may ponder more changes following a fourth loss on the spin on Saturday.

Striker Clinton Morrison will again be pushing for a start while midfielder Tommy Miller is set to get his first league start of the season.

Player to watch: Marcus Tudgay

Wednesday were collectively poor at the weekend, for the fourth game on the spin, but we've picked Marcus Tudgay out as the man to watch as he looks for his first league goal from open play this season.

Oldham Athletic Team News:

Latics boss Paul Dickov will have striker Ryan Brooke available for selection for the trip to South Yorkshire tonight.

Brooke suffered ankle ligament damage in pre-season but has been passed fit to return to action, although he could have to settle for a place on the Oldham substitutes bench as he aims for a return to full fitness.

Midfielder Andy Holdsworth could also return but Warren Feeney, who spent an ill-fated loan spell with the Owls last season, will be sidelined with an ankle injury.

Player to watch: Chris Taylor

The Oldham-born midfielder has been a key cog in the Latics' fine start to the season, also helping out with two goals along the way, and will be one to watch tonight.

Match Facts & Stats

Head-to-Head:

Wednesday wins: 19
Oldham wins: 14
Draws: 14

Last Time Out:

Oldham 1-1 Wednesday

Boundary Park, 09/04/05

Luke Beckett gave Athletic the lead the last time the two sides met before Glenn Whelan rescued a point for the Owls with a strike ten minutes into the second half.

Form:

Wednesday: L-L-L-L-W
Oldham: L-W-L-D-L

Next Fixtures:

v Notts County (A) - 02/10/10


Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday September 28 2010
Time: 10:13AM

Comments

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Man to watch, marcus tudgay? watch him on the bench i hope. morrison and miller must start. i'd put jones left mid, seems to be able to put a decent cross in, something we have been poor at recently. im going tonight with one of my mates, who happens to be an oldham supporter, be warned wednesday, if you dare lose i will never set foot in that stadium again through shame.....and a 90 minute drive home with a boastfull oldham fan.
DEZZYP
28/09/2010 10:38:00
0
time for action lads we need to win this get some confidence back looking at our next couple of games we should be picking up points easierly
retfordowl1867
28/09/2010 11:04:00
0
I'm travelling to S6 tonight (a two hour journey) and I do hope the midfield gets sorted out - we need some tough tackling players in there - Jones on the left for example, and Potter on the bench.
bluedog
28/09/2010 12:45:00
0
seems like we have purse fit to play pity mind you with all the strikers and mid fld his place is safe thats why he`s not bothered if he plays crap he no`s he will play the next game as we have no other centre halfs
Owlet
28/09/2010 14:35:00
0
If carlsberg did shxt Teams......... Nah, cum on Wednesday prove me wrong for gods sake!!
OWL25
28/09/2010 15:45:00
0
All we need tonight is 3 points and the ability will come back.Come on Wednesday.
garrymo
28/09/2010 16:32:00
0
cum on Wednesday, shock me and make tomorrow a better day at work. i can't keep throwing a sicky after every pathetic performance.
eastyorksowl
28/09/2010 17:36:00
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