UK time is: 18:33:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wednesday vs. Barnsley

Hillsborough

Saturday, March 30

3pm

Preview: Owls v Barnsley

It's a relegation 'six-pointer', a real humdinger and a South Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough this weekend as Wednesday welcome Barnsley for a huge clash at S6.

Bragging rights are important but three points that would haul either side away from relegation danger are the main aim as the Owls and Tykes go head-to-head at what's set to be a packed Hillsborough.

Defeat for either side could leave them in the relegation zone, and sap morale going into the 'business end' of the season, while victory would provide the opposite.

May the best team win...

Wednesday Team News:

Wednesday are set to be boosted by three new loan additions for the South Yorkshire derby clash.

Boss Dave Jones was busy before Thursday's loan transfer deadline, with Seyi Olofinjana arriving from Hull City, while Stuart Holden penned a one-month deal from Bolton and Steve Howard came in until the end of the season from Hartlepool.

All three players are expected to take their places in the squad, but it's unknown who, if any, will make their full Owls debut.

Wednesday will be without Michail Antonio, who is out injured for the rest of the season through a groin injury.

Player to watch: Leroy Lita

Wednesday's defence has looked solid enough recently but the goals have been lacking. Leroy Lita started well following his loan move from Swansea City but has failed to find the net in his last four games and will be eager to end that unwanted run.

Barnsley Team News:

The Reds have not been as active in the loan window as Wednesday but they have brought in Dennis Knight, a former Newcastle United youngster, on a deal until the end of the season and he's set to go straight into the Tykes' squad.

Chris O'Grady has been playing well for the Oakwell club since his loan move there from Wednesday, but will not be allowed to feature against his parent club as part of the loan arrangements.

Jim McNulty and Scott Golbourne will both miss out through injury.

Player to watch: Chris Dagnell

Dagnell has found a new lease of life since Keith Hill's departure from Oakwell and is the Reds' leading goalscorer with ten to his name this season.

Match Facts & Stats

Form:

Wednesday: L-W-L-L-W

Barnsley: W-W-L-D-L

Head-to-Head:

Wednesday wins: 32

Barnsley wins: 21

Draws: 12

Last Time Out:

Barnsley 0-1 Wednesday

Oakwell, 15/12/12

Chris O'Grady, now on-loan at Barnsley, scored the Owls' winner when the sides met at Oakwell just before Christmas.

Next Fixtures:

v Bristol City (A) - 1/4/13




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:Thursday March 28 2013

Time: 10:43PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Madine joins Coventry City on loan (Thursday October 30 2014)

Westwood called up to Ireland squad (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Everton recall Hope from Owls loan (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Owls out to improve Hillsborough form (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Gray pleased with Brentford point (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Owls youngster makes England U20 squad (Thursday October 2 2014)

Gray hopeful over Lees injury setback (Sunday September 28 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)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Charlton 14 5 7 2 1 22
10. Ipswich 14 5 6 3 4 21
11. Cardiff 14 5 4 5 1 19
12. Sheff Wed 14 4 7 3 0 19
13. Brentford 14 5 4 5 -3 19
14. Reading 14 5 3 6 -5 18
15. Millwall 14 4 5 5 -2 17

Breaking League News

Junior Cherries Xmas Party - 9th December
Bournemouth : 31/10/2014 17:49:00
AFCB host open training session
Bournemouth : 31/10/2014 17:37:00
Vital Preview: Cardiff v Leeds
Cardiff : 31/10/2014 17:27:00
WSL Team of the Season
Birmingham : 31/10/2014 17:23:00
Keogh And Hendrick Called-Up Again
Derby County : 31/10/2014 17:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How Will Wednesday do this season?
Suggested By:  
Top 2 14%
Play-offs 27%
Mid-table 50%
Relegation scrap 8%
Relegated 1%