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Wednesday vs. MK Dons

Hillsborough, Sheffield

Saturday, September 10

3pm

Preview: Owls v MK Dons

WEDNESDAY will look to push into the League One play-offs this weekend with victory over table-topping MK Dons at Hillsborough.

Karl Robinson's men are the early pace setters in the division, alongside Sheffield United, and will provide a big test to Wednesday's so-far unblemished home record in the league.

But the Owls will be encouraged by their first point on their travels at promotion rivals Charlton Athletic on Monday night and will look to continue their form into the clash with the Dons.

Vital Quotes:

Owls boss Gary Megson spoke to the Sheffield Star on his appointment as manager before the last meeting with MK Dons:

'There are lots of things that have changed.

'The training ground is a much happier place. I think everyboody, not just the players but the people who work here, enjoys coming to work. We've got some fantastic people. It's humbling when you see the groundsman, Tim, coming in on Bank Holiday though he's not getting paid.

'In terms of the players we've brought in, they're going to have their ups and downs, but I never feel that they're not going to put in everything they've got every time they play.

'I joined Sheffield Wednesday on February 4 with one thing on my mind then on February 6 that completely changed after I`d seen that game.'

MK Dons defender Gary MacKenzie told the club's official website:

'We're just focusing on ourselves, we know that the squad they've got is a really good squad, they've got really good players, but we've said that about some of the other clubs we've played and we've turned them over so we'll just go with the same attitude.'

'We've got too many strong character's in the changing room to allow us to get carried away. All the boys are just flying and there's so much confidence around us now, and I think when we're going to the pitch we believe that we're going to win, we've generally got no fear at all.'

Wednesday Team News:

Wednesday will be without regular number one Nicky Weaver, who's travelling to the USA to see a specialist about a knee injury.

It means Richard O'Donnell will get another chance in goal for Wednesday, and he's already made some impressive performances, albeit in cup competitions, so far this season.

There will be no home debut for new striker Ryan Lowe, who sits out with an ankle sprain, but the injury isn't as bad as first feared. Clinton Morrison is likely to take his place in attack alongside Gary Madine.

Full-back Julian Bennett will be back in contention after missing Monday's draw at Charlton Athletic, while Jermaine Johnson could also be included in the squad. The Jamaican has been sidelined through injury and a decision on his fitness will be made as close as possible to kick-off.

Player to watch: Clinton Morrison

After scoring Wednesday's equaliser at The Valley on Monday night, Morrison has promised to make a better impression on Owls fans this season. He'll be looking to find the goals to put MK Dons to the sword this weekend.

MK Dons Team News:

Karl Robinson's men will arrive in S6 full of confidence thanks to their position at the top of League One.

The Dons have made an excellent start to the campaign, dropping just two points from their opening six matches and will aim to continue that at Hillsborough.

Owls defender Mark Beevers made the loan switch to Milton Keynes on transfer deadline day next week but he won't be able to play as part of his loan agreement.

One former Owl who is likely to feature for the visitors is Darren Potter, who made the switch south during the summer.

Player to watch: Darren Potter

There were no tears from Owls fans when Potter left for pastures new in the summer, but the former Liverpool midfield man will aim to show his former fans just what they're missing.

Match Facts & Stats

Form:

Wednesday: D-L-W-L-W

MK Dons: W-L-W-W-W

Head-To-Head:

Wednesday wins: 13

MK Dons: 16

Draws: 13

Last Time Out:

Wednesday 2-2 MK Dons

Hillsborough, 05/02/11

Wednesday came from 2-0 down to take a share of the spoils against an MK Dons side that finished with nine men. Peter Leven fired them ahead from the spot in the 18th minute before Daniel Powell made it 2-0. But sendings-off for Gary MacKenzie and Level allowed the Owls back into the game and goals from Neil Mellor and Clinton Morrison secured a draw for the hosts.

Next Fixtures:

v Stevenage (A) - 13/09/11

v Yeovil (A) - 17/09/11




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 9 2011

Time: 3:34PM

Your Comments

can see potter having the game of his life just hope we have enough to sneak this one
retfordowl1867
can see potter having the game of his life just hope we have enough to sneak this one
retfordowl1867
has potter been a strong performer for the dons this season? i sometimes wonder what we do to some players who look decidedly ordinary when in the blue and white then leave and suddenly look miles better
Hirsty's Shinpads
has potter been a strong performer for the dons this season? i sometimes wonder what we do to some players who look decidedly ordinary when in the blue and white then leave and suddenly look miles better
Hirsty's Shinpads
I really hope JJ comes back and starts what would be a solid season for him. With him and Marshall on the wings we may have what it takes.
RatherRandomOwl
I really hope JJ comes back and starts what would be a solid season for him. With him and Marshall on the wings we may have what it takes.
RatherRandomOwl
I agree jj and Marshall playing together teams will be scared to come at us incase there left short at the back
Siswfc8101
I agree jj and Marshall playing together teams will be scared to come at us incase there left short at the back
Siswfc8101
is this the same jj who has done nothing for 3 years?! or a new good one
Hirsty's Shinpads
is this the same jj who has done nothing for 3 years?! or a new good one
Hirsty's Shinpads
:) it's gotta be a new one
RatherRandomOwl
:) it's gotta be a new one
RatherRandomOwl
JJ injured first game back... Megson over-ruling the physio again? We really need to sign a winger and stop pushing players through. Rather go without a player for one game and have him for the next 5 instead
Devon_Owl
JJ injured first game back... Megson over-ruling the physio again? We really need to sign a winger and stop pushing players through. Rather go without a player for one game and have him for the next 5 instead
Devon_Owl
M-O WILL BE GUTTED
ecco owl
M-O WILL BE GUTTED
ecco owl
i don't think he is injured, i think he took him off cos he's not match fit yet
Hirsty's Shinpads
i don't think he is injured, i think he took him off cos he's not match fit yet
Hirsty's Shinpads
Top result, tough game, not many teams will put 3 past mk. Come on guys give meggy credit when it's due. I think jj came off because he wasn't match fit and not having the impact desired. Good swap though. Well done madine, he's beginning to find form and another solid performance by Buxton.
OWL25
Top result, tough game, not many teams will put 3 past mk. Come on guys give meggy credit when it's due. I think jj came off because he wasn't match fit and not having the impact desired. Good swap though. Well done madine, he's beginning to find form and another solid performance by Buxton.
OWL25
I'm excited about Palmer scoring his first for the club. He has shown great progress under Megson. Great result!
RatherRandomOwl
I'm excited about Palmer scoring his first for the club. He has shown great progress under Megson. Great result!
RatherRandomOwl
good result and very pleased for palmer. he looks a real player, i don't think we would have scored any of those goals had johnson been on instead as he simply would not and could not have released the ball like that. good substitution gary, hopefully you have received all the information you need from it
Hirsty's Shinpads
good result and very pleased for palmer. he looks a real player, i don't think we would have scored any of those goals had johnson been on instead as he simply would not and could not have released the ball like that. good substitution gary, hopefully you have received all the information you need from it
Hirsty's Shinpads
Can't underestimate the importance of that result to the club, management, players and supporters. Success breeds confidence and that's something money can't buy. MK arrived unbeaten, top of our league with five wins from six. You'd expect them to start with their tails up and had Wednesday conceded early I'm sure all those old doubts would have returned. Well we held tight, won the game, the first genuine 6 pointer of the season, and in doing so bolster our own confidence for some upcoming fixtures against less fancied opposition. A chance to start building our confidence away from home and rediscover the importance of keeping clean sheets. OurGary meanwhile keeps both feet on the ground. Heard his post match audio on the BBC site yet? Inspirational (in my opinion).
OurMaurice
Can't underestimate the importance of that result to the club, management, players and supporters. Success breeds confidence and that's something money can't buy. MK arrived unbeaten, top of our league with five wins from six. You'd expect them to start with their tails up and had Wednesday conceded early I'm sure all those old doubts would have returned. Well we held tight, won the game, the first genuine 6 pointer of the season, and in doing so bolster our own confidence for some upcoming fixtures against less fancied opposition. A chance to start building our confidence away from home and rediscover the importance of keeping clean sheets. OurGary meanwhile keeps both feet on the ground. Heard his post match audio on the BBC site yet? Inspirational (in my opinion).
OurMaurice
Hang about... Is that 'Shouldn't underestimate' or 'Can't overestimate'?? Anyway, I'm sure you get my drift! Great win!!
OurMaurice
Hang about... Is that 'Shouldn't underestimate' or 'Can't overestimate'?? Anyway, I'm sure you get my drift! Great win!!
OurMaurice
Oh hang on....whats that i can hear??? Megson_out dusting off his keyboard?. Come on Megson_out what negatives can you pull out off the bag for that result?
joseph10
Oh hang on....whats that i can hear??? Megson_out dusting off his keyboard?. Come on Megson_out what negatives can you pull out off the bag for that result?
joseph10
Great 2nd half palmer giving us the quality we lacked in the 1st half jj no where near fit potter showed why we sold him every pass went side ways wednesday taught them a lessen in how to win a game for all there pretty football mk did not cause us to many problems we are making progress and are stating to look like a team also pleased to see the crowd were more positive and got right behind the lads just what was needed.
beverley owl
Great 2nd half palmer giving us the quality we lacked in the 1st half jj no where near fit potter showed why we sold him every pass went side ways wednesday taught them a lessen in how to win a game for all there pretty football mk did not cause us to many problems we are making progress and are stating to look like a team also pleased to see the crowd were more positive and got right behind the lads just what was needed.
beverley owl
Cracking result it has to be said! However, i'd be pi$$ed if i was Palmer! Done brilliantly so far then dropped for a clearly unfit JJ! Proved his point though and is really looking better and better! Think he will progress excellently under Megson! Great result to build momentum! Well done lads!
Owls That!
Cracking result it has to be said! However, i'd be pi$$ed if i was Palmer! Done brilliantly so far then dropped for a clearly unfit JJ! Proved his point though and is really looking better and better! Think he will progress excellently under Megson! Great result to build momentum! Well done lads!
Owls That!
My little outburst was at half time when the live written commentry on WednesdayWorld told me JJ had been subbed due to injury. Delighted with the result. I'd like to see us get maximum points in the rest of September. I'm sure we can. Where is Megson_Out?
Devon_Owl
My little outburst was at half time when the live written commentry on WednesdayWorld told me JJ had been subbed due to injury. Delighted with the result. I'd like to see us get maximum points in the rest of September. I'm sure we can. Where is Megson_Out?
Devon_Owl
Gone to buy a pig shirt and join the other half, cos Danny Wilson doing ever so well you know.
ecco owl
Gone to buy a pig shirt and join the other half, cos Danny Wilson doing ever so well you know.
ecco owl
ecco / I am sure I have just seen him there's a guy stood on top of Heeley Bridge with a bottle of whisky in one hand and a rope in the other singing Smiths songs
andymac-scoresagoal
ecco / I am sure I have just seen him there's a guy stood on top of Heeley Bridge with a bottle of whisky in one hand and a rope in the other singing Smiths songs
andymac-scoresagoal
I was so happy with Saturday... I took my seat and was hopeful for what I was going to see!! The wife pointed to JJ as he came out of the tunnel really chuffed with his return. I was realistic however as 6 weeks out for a player of his style is a really long time. He got 45 minutes but didn't seem at the same pace as the game... understandable!! The doubters around me were saying that Megson had dropped a clanger playing him from the start but I thought it was a really good move. He wanted some match time for JJ and if he'd put him on in the second half as an impact sub he would have looked even less impressive... Good call Gary, keep his comeback on track and I'm sure in the weeks to come he'll get better and better!! Just as a note JJ on Facebook gave an honest account of his 45 minutes and thanked the supporters for welcoming him back and he will make the efforts in time to suitably reward the faithful. UTO
4evaOWL
I was so happy with Saturday... I took my seat and was hopeful for what I was going to see!! The wife pointed to JJ as he came out of the tunnel really chuffed with his return. I was realistic however as 6 weeks out for a player of his style is a really long time. He got 45 minutes but didn't seem at the same pace as the game... understandable!! The doubters around me were saying that Megson had dropped a clanger playing him from the start but I thought it was a really good move. He wanted some match time for JJ and if he'd put him on in the second half as an impact sub he would have looked even less impressive... Good call Gary, keep his comeback on track and I'm sure in the weeks to come he'll get better and better!! Just as a note JJ on Facebook gave an honest account of his 45 minutes and thanked the supporters for welcoming him back and he will make the efforts in time to suitably reward the faithful. UTO
4evaOWL
The match as a whole further filled me with confidence and just showed what that point at Charlton was worth to the squad. When they went two behind they threw everything they had at us changing the game. I still stuggle to understand some "supporters" around me shouting awful slurrs at the manager for being so negative... these are people that are suppose to understand the game and yet had failed to notice that MK on the front foot were attacking with nine players. Prutton and Semedo were getting pulled all over the park with the extra players pushing forward and the game was set up for playing on the break. JOC wouldn't be my choice for the player to come on but then he's who we've not sent on loan but he was sent on to help in the middle of the park and I thought Megson made exactly the right decision. Credit where credit is due... for Meggo and as I've been among the doubters praise has to go also to Clinton he did really well and was playing with the attitude I saw against Rotherham. Keep it up lads UTO (Does anyone know why Clinton looked so angry after he rolled the ball across to Madine for the goal?? He looked proper pi$$ed on his return to the halfway line.) WTID
4evaOWL
The match as a whole further filled me with confidence and just showed what that point at Charlton was worth to the squad. When they went two behind they threw everything they had at us changing the game. I still stuggle to understand some "supporters" around me shouting awful slurrs at the manager for being so negative... these are people that are suppose to understand the game and yet had failed to notice that MK on the front foot were attacking with nine players. Prutton and Semedo were getting pulled all over the park with the extra players pushing forward and the game was set up for playing on the break. JOC wouldn't be my choice for the player to come on but then he's who we've not sent on loan but he was sent on to help in the middle of the park and I thought Megson made exactly the right decision. Credit where credit is due... for Meggo and as I've been among the doubters praise has to go also to Clinton he did really well and was playing with the attitude I saw against Rotherham. Keep it up lads UTO (Does anyone know why Clinton looked so angry after he rolled the ball across to Madine for the goal?? He looked proper pi$$ed on his return to the halfway line.) WTID
4evaOWL
Uh-oh! Stroke of bad luck there, 4eva. Sounds like you were sat too close to that subversive, yet (and I have this on good authority) growing minority of 'genuine Wednesday fans' awaiting their moment to rise up and pi$$ all over our barbecue. As a matter of interest, did they all file dejectedly for the exits after Palmer knocked in the third? Sad either way, and I've a hunch their misery will be complete come tomorrow night when Huddersfield do the business.
OurMaurice
Uh-oh! Stroke of bad luck there, 4eva. Sounds like you were sat too close to that subversive, yet (and I have this on good authority) growing minority of 'genuine Wednesday fans' awaiting their moment to rise up and pi$$ all over our barbecue. As a matter of interest, did they all file dejectedly for the exits after Palmer knocked in the third? Sad either way, and I've a hunch their misery will be complete come tomorrow night when Huddersfield do the business.
OurMaurice
I don't know why it is?? I really don't... It seems those that shout their views of negativity have no understanding of the game or what tier of the domestic game we are in! It appears that winning and losing is understood as a concept but if you are winning and not playing like the Brazil of old you may as well be losing. I love when I hear from over my shoulder for example "pass it to Buxton!" a simple enough statement but when passing it to Buxton represents a crossfield pass touch-line to touchline over 6 players in a head wind over a distance of over half the length of the pitch I wonder if the belief is that all professional players have the talent of Kaka, Beckham and Rooney combined. I left contented Saturday... we took the lead, we dealt with offensive onslaught and we finished the game off on the break. That's a good day at the office isn't it?! 3 more points tonight please lads UTO
4evaOWL
I don't know why it is?? I really don't... It seems those that shout their views of negativity have no understanding of the game or what tier of the domestic game we are in! It appears that winning and losing is understood as a concept but if you are winning and not playing like the Brazil of old you may as well be losing. I love when I hear from over my shoulder for example "pass it to Buxton!" a simple enough statement but when passing it to Buxton represents a crossfield pass touch-line to touchline over 6 players in a head wind over a distance of over half the length of the pitch I wonder if the belief is that all professional players have the talent of Kaka, Beckham and Rooney combined. I left contented Saturday... we took the lead, we dealt with offensive onslaught and we finished the game off on the break. That's a good day at the office isn't it?! 3 more points tonight please lads UTO
4evaOWL
 

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