UK time is: 01:36:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Peterborough United vs. Wednesday

London Road

Saturday, April 27

5.20pm

On Sky

Preview: Peterborough v Owls

Wednesday could secure their Championship status in Saturday's clash at fellow strugglers Peterborough United this Saturday.

The Owls may well be already safe from the drop before kick-off if results elsewhere go their way from the regular 3pm matches, but if not a win against Posh would be enough to survive.

Victory against Darren Ferguson's men will be no easy feat, however, with United enjoying a similar upturn in fortunes to Wednesday in recent weeks.

Peterborough United Team News:

Posh suffered a 3-1 defeat at Derby County last time out and will target nothing less than victory against the Owls in the proverbial 'six-pointer'.

Defender Gabriel Zakuani went off at half-time injured at Pride Park but Posh are hoping he will be fit for the visit of Dave Jones's men.

Peterborough have a mini injury crisis at the back with defenders Mark Little and Michael Bostwick also struggling to be fit for the clash.

Player to watch: Dwight Gale

Gale is Peterborough's top scorer this season so far with 13 goals and will be looking to add more to his tally against Wednesday.

Wednesday Team News:

Wednesday's biggest concern will be over the fitness of Jermaine Johnson, who's been the star man in recent weeks.

The Jamaican pulled up with a hamstring injury in last weekend's 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town and he will be assessed before the trip to London Road.

Full-back Reda Johnson is also an injury doubt with a foot problem. Danny Pugh could continue at left-back for the Owls in his absence.

Gary Madine has returned to training and also played for the Owls development squad last week so could be in contention for the match.

Steve Howard could start alongside Leroy Lita if neither Madine or Jermaine Johnson are passed fit to play.

Player to watch: Leroy Lita

With Jermaine Johnson an injury doubt, Wednesday will look to the on-loan Swansea City man for the goals that could secure their safety. He netted a crucial goal in last weekend's draw with Ipswich.

Match Facts & Stats

Form:

Posh: L-D-W-D-D

Wednesday: D-D-L-W-W

Head-to-Head:

Posh wins: 5
Wednesday wins: 9
Draws: 4

Last Time Out:

Wednesday 2-1 Posh

Hillsborough, 3/11/12

The Owls bagged all three points when the sides met earlier this season. Ross Barkley and Miguel Llera scored the goals.

Next Fixtures:

v Middlesbrough (H) - 4/5/13




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 April 25 2013

Time: 6:27PM

Your Comments

We can't rely on other results to help us out. For a start, if Watford lose tonight then Hull are up. So the Dingles could well play their last home game against a side still hungover from all that celebrating. As for Wolves, they have to be favourites to beat Burnley, don't they? No, it'll come down to how we perform and I suppose that's only fair. My main concern is how DJ prepares his team. All the talk today is about calmness and not getting carried away. Hmm, if we start this one with the same 'laid back' approach we could find ourselves a couple of goals down in no time at all and having to lump balls up to the 'big fella' out of sheer desperation. I prefer the 'each game is a cup final' attitude except we'd have lost one from the last three and the other two would probably have gone to penalties. Still, maybe it's all a ploy to lull Fergie jnr into a false sense of security, when in fact we'll be so fired up and aiming for the jugula right from the first whistle that Peterbro' simply won't know what's hit 'em. Well, here's hoping for the best anyway.
OurMaurice
Will this be the Saturday when finally things go our way. Come lads do us proud. UTO
WiseOldOwl52
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

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

Gray hopeful over Lees injury setback (Sunday September 28 2014)

Report: Cardiff 2-1 Wednesday (Sunday September 28 2014)

Gray: Owls will bounce back from cup woe (Thursday September 25 2014)

Report: City 7-0 Wednesday (Thursday September 25 2014)

Wednesday 1-0 Reading (Sunday September 21 2014)

Bumper crowd set for Reading clash (Friday September 19 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
8. Charlton 12 4 7 1 3 19
9. Bournemouth 12 5 3 4 3 18
10. Brentford 12 5 3 4 -1 18
11. Sheff Wed 12 4 5 3 0 17
12. Cardiff 12 4 4 4 0 16
13. Blackburn 12 4 4 4 -2 16
14. Leeds Utd 12 4 3 5 -3 15

Breaking League News

Cardiff v Forest: Match Report From Kid's Corner!
Forest : 21/10/2014 00:03:00
Watford v Forest Championship Preview
Forest : 20/10/2014 23:40:00
Toffolo Heads To Swindon
Norwich : 20/10/2014 22:14:00
Vital Preview: Cardiff v Ipswich
Cardiff : 20/10/2014 22:09:00
Johnson hoping fans remember what he did for Leeds
Leeds Utd : 20/10/2014 21:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How Will Wednesday do this season?
Suggested By:  
Top 2 15%
Play-offs 27%
Mid-table 50%
Relegation scrap 7%
Relegated 1%