UK time is: 10:09:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Southampton vs. Wednesday

St Mary's

Tuesday, September 25

7.45pm

Southampton v Owls preview

Wednesday will look to put their poor league form to one side at St Mary's tonight when they take on Premier League Southampton in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

The Owls are in desperate need to a confidence-boosting victory to stop their slide down the Championship and will hope such a result against the Saints will act as a shot in the arm for Dave Jones's men.

Jones will make a return to one of his former club's and will find Nigel Adkins's men in good spirits following their 4-1 victory over Aston Villa at the weekend.

Southampton Team News:

Southampton are expected to make changes despite picking up an impressive 4-1 win over Villa on home soil at the weekend.

Boss Nigel Adkins will be eager to keep his squad fresh for their match next weekend and has a number of players to call upon in reserve.

Jack Cork will be pushing for a run-out after recovering from an ankle injury sustained in pre-season.

Saints made eleven changes for their second round victory against Stevenage and probably won't be far off that again tonight.

Players such as Danny Butterfield, who's been linked with a loan move to Hillsborough this week, Dan Seaborne and Luke Shaw, as well as a host of development players, could feature.

Player to watch: Billy Sharp

Sharp may or may not feature, but did so in Southampton's last cup game at Stevenage. If he does, rest assured the Unitedite will be eager to get one over on the Owls.

Wednesday Team News:

Jones will be forced to make changes to his side whether he wants to or not, with both Martin Taylor and Ross Barkley cup-tied.

Joe Mattock can return to action following a one-match ban, however, and could go straight back into the starting eleven given Taylor's absence, though Miguel Llera will also be pushing for a return to action.

Players such as Chris O'Grady, Gary Madine, Jose Semedo and Chris Maguire will all be pushing for a piece of the action.

Semedo could come in for Rhys McCabe, who misses out with a thigh injury.

Player to watch: Jay Bothroyd

Bothroyd has yet to make his mark on Wednesday since his loan switch from Queens Park Rangers and he'll be hoping to get off the mark against Premier League opposition to help silence his critics.

Match Facts & Stats

Form:

Southampton: W-L-L-W-L

Wednesday: L-L-L-L-W

Head-to-Head:

Southampton wins: 25
Wednesday wins: 33
Draws: 24

Last Time Out:

Southampton 2-0 Wednesday

St Mary's, 19/3/1

Jose Fonte and Rickie Lambert struck within six minutes of each other to give the Saints victory the last time the sides met.

Next Fixtures:

v Wolves (A) - 29/9/12




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 25 2012

Time: 2:42PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Owls linked with French midfield man (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Owls' Yorkshire derby clashes on TV (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Owls snap up Keiren Westwood (Tuesday July 8 2014)

Owls' 2014-15 fixture list revealed (Wednesday June 18 2014)

Owls to host Notts County in cup (Tuesday June 17 2014)

Owls seeded for League Cup draw (Tuesday June 10 2014)

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24. Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Adams Pleased With Bastia Game Workout
Norwich : 26/07/2014 10:00:00
HRK still wants forward role
Reading : 26/07/2014 10:00:00
RUFC - Watford Tickets On Sale
Rotherham : 26/07/2014 09:31:00
RUFC - Potted History of Parkgate FC
Rotherham : 26/07/2014 09:14:00
RUFC - Potted History of Tamworth
Rotherham : 26/07/2014 09:10:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the Owls give Gary Madine another chance?
Suggested By:  
Yes 80%
No 20%