Date:Tuesday February 14 2012
Tuesday, February 14
Wednesday will aim to get their League One promotion push back on track tonight when they welcome Stevenage to Hillsborough for the first time in a competitive contest.
The Owls slumped to defeat at struggling Exeter City at the weekend and Owls boss Gary Megson will be looking for an instant reply from his men as they look to retain their top-two spot.
Stevenage are no pushovers, however, and are targeting a somewhat shock inclusion in the top-six of their own. They're one of the form sides of the division and will relish the trip to S6.
Owls boss Gary Megson told the Sheffield Star:
'They've had a terrific season so far. They gave us a real good hiding (5-1). That was a bit of a watershed for us; from that point we were fantastic.
'Some of the things we are doing at the moment aren't what I would have expected five or six weeks ago. We need to keep moving forward.
'Stevenage are fit, powerful and organised; they've also got some good technicians.'
Wednesday boss Gary Megson could make changes to the side that lost at Exeter at the weekend.
Megson was scathing in his review of the match and called for more attacking penetration from his side. Jermaine Johnson aside, that means the Owls boss could look to tinker with his attacking options. Clinton Morrison and Ryan Lowe will both be eager for games given the poor form of Gary Madine and Chris O'Grady, while Chris Lines will also be keen for a recall after dropping to the bench in recent matches.
Winger Mike Jones has also been a fixture on the substitutes' bench of late and could be handed a start.
Defender Reda Johnson sits out the second game of his two-match suspension, while Julian Bennett set to continue in his place at left-back.
The Jamaican winger is in a rich vein of form, despite the Owls suffering a worrying dip in form of late, and Gary Megson could be relying on JJ to continue his recent impressive goal return against Boro.
New Stevenage boss Gary Smith has been in charge for three weeks since the departure of Graham Westley to Preston but he's had only one game in charge thanks to two games being postponed.
That game was an FA Cup victory against Notts County and Smith is eager to continue where Westley left off - meaning he'd love a win in South Yorkshire tonight.
Beardsley is Stevenage's top-scorer so far this season with nine goals to his name and he'll be looking to take advantage of Wednesday's recently leaky defence in S6 tonight.
Wednesday wins: 0
Stevenage wins: 1
Last Time Out:
Stevenage 5-1 Wednesday
Broadhall Way - 13/9/2011
Stevenage hit five to put Wednesday to the sword in the first competitive game between the two sides earlier this season. Craig Reid, John Mousinho, Michael Bostwick, Laurie Wilson and Darius Charles scored the Stevenage goals. Wednesday's consolation came from Gary Madine and Jermaine Johnson was sent-off late on.
v Chesterfield (A) - 18/2/12
v Sheffield United (H) - 26/2/12
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Date:Tuesday February 14 2012
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