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Preview: Stevenage v Owls

Stevenage
vs.
Wednesday

The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage

Tuesday, September 13

7.45pm

Wednesday will face Stevenage for the first time tonight looking to continue their fine form in npower League One.

Gary Megson and his troops will travel to The Lamex Stadium in confident mood following theirn 3-1 victory over MK Dons at Hillsborough on Saturday.

But Stevenage will be an unknown threat for Wednesday, who haven't met tonight's opponents before in a comptitive fixture.

The Boro have made a decent start to life in League One, having lost just once so far this term - and they'll be looking to get their biggest scalp yet against the Owls.

Vital Quotes:

Owls boss Gary Megson told the official SWFC website:

'To go to Charlton and get our first point on the road and then beat the leaders has been a good week for us so now we need to carry on the standards that we've set.

'But we're not getting carried away because I don't think we've played particularly well in either game, I think we've had two good second halves.

'If we keep doing that, eventually we'll find ourselves with too much to do in second halves if we don't begin games properly.'

Stevenage Team News:

Stevenage have completed the signing of striker Don Cowan ahead of tonight's game and the former Shamrock Rovers man is free to go straight into tonight's squad.

But manager Graham Westley could be tempted to stick with the same starting eleven for the third match on the spin following some decent performances.

Rob Sinclair, the winger, is still sidelined through injury and will be for the next month, but Stevenage have no fresh injury worries going into the match.

Player to watch: Don Cowan

The 21-year-old new arrival will be hoping to make an instant impression on his new supporters following his move, which was only completed today.

Wednesday Team News:

The Owls have no fresh injury concerns for tonight's match and Megson could well name the same eleven that started the MK Dons clash.

Midfielder Liam Palmer will be pushing for a start after playing so well after coming on for Jermaine Johnson at the weekend. But Johnson himself will be hoping for another chance to shine on his return from injury.

Goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell will keep his place in goal with the news that regular number one Nicky Weaver will be sidelined for three months with a knee injury.

Player to watch: Gary Madine

Madine scored twice in the 3-1 win over MK Dons and he'll be looking to continue his fine form with more goals at Stevenage.

Match Facts & Stats

The Owls and Stevenage have never met in competitive action, so tonight's match will be a bit of history in the making for both sides.

Current Form:

Stevenage: D-W-L-D-W

Wednesday: W-D-L-W-L

Next Fixtures:

v Yeovil (A) - 17/09/11


Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday September 13 2011
Time: 12:54PM

Comments

0
It's a bona fide David v. Goliath this one. They'll still be on a roll after back to back promotions and didn't they knock Newcastle out of the cup a while back? A solid professional performance required tonight.
OurMaurice
13/09/2011 13:23:00
0
It's a bona fide David v. Goliath this one. They'll still be on a roll after back to back promotions and didn't they knock Newcastle out of the cup a while back? A solid professional performance required tonight.
OurMaurice
13/09/2011 13:23:00
0
no disrespect to stevenage but if we want promotion then we should be beating teams like this
retfordowl1867
13/09/2011 14:29:00
0
no disrespect to stevenage but if we want promotion then we should be beating teams like this
retfordowl1867
13/09/2011 14:29:00
0
be tough and a test for us i think. wont be a pushover but a team we should be getting 3 points from. would be fairly disapointed with anything else. we need to string some wins together and form a promotion push! UTO!
wrighty-swfc
13/09/2011 16:20:00
0
be tough and a test for us i think. wont be a pushover but a team we should be getting 3 points from. would be fairly disapointed with anything else. we need to string some wins together and form a promotion push! UTO!
wrighty-swfc
13/09/2011 16:20:00
0
Time to start winning away lads! C'mon, lets get ourselves on a winning run. Lets sack off this lot and then put a few past Yeovil too. COME ON BOYS!!
Balli80
13/09/2011 18:28:00
0
Time to start winning away lads! C'mon, lets get ourselves on a winning run. Lets sack off this lot and then put a few past Yeovil too. COME ON BOYS!!
Balli80
13/09/2011 18:28:00
0
Maybe Yeovil then, WTF is going on.....
OWL25
13/09/2011 20:11:00
0
Maybe Yeovil then, WTF is going on.....
OWL25
13/09/2011 20:11:00
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