Date:Monday March 5 2007
Wednesday will be looking to get their third win on the spin as Ian Holloway's Plymouth side make the long trip up to Hillsborough - with one eye on the FA Cup quarter-final clash with Watford at the weekend.
The former QPR boss has done a fine job at turning Argyle around, but as with the Owls, they sit mid-table safe from relegation and seemingly out of reach from the the play-off spots - so the Pilgrims could rest a number of players ahead of their cup date with the Hornets at the weekend.
Ian Holloway told the official Pilgrims site:
'It will come down to next week when I have got another choice. I will have to leave one or two out but it is all about the spirit. I don't think we have got as many points as we have deserved this year. Maybe we need to sharpen up.
'We have forced teams and tried to attack teams. We have tried to play entertaining football and I think the fans have appreciated.
'We now have to try and get three points of Sheffield Wednesday. It is only Birmingham City who have taken six points from us, while we have done it to three teams.'
Wednesday will be without striker Marcus Tudgay who sits out through suspension after picking up two yellow cards in the 3-2 victory over Leeds at the weekend - Steve Maclean is likely to get his chance to impress boss Brian Laws for a new contract.
Graham Coughlan will also be unavailable for selection after being given compassionate leave by the Owls boss. Cocko has played for both teams and will be a big miss for Wednesday at the back.
But Richard Wood will be on hand to continue where he left off after making his first start for the club in over a year at Elland Road on Saturday and impressive the Wednesday gaffer and 5,000 travelling fans. Former Argyle defender Peter Gilbert is fit and available for selection following an injury but Tommy Spurr is likely to keep his place at left-back with Gilbert occupying the bench.
But the Owls will still be without John Hills and Burton O'Brien who have a calf and groin injury respectively.
As the competition for places in the Wednesday attack hots up, the Scot will be looking to impress Owls boss Brian Laws with Marcus Tudgay suspended to try and keep his spot in the starting eleven. Macca has an impressive goals tally so far this season and fans will be pleased to see the former Rangers man back in the starting eleven.
Pilgrims boss Ian Holloway is likely to welcome the return of star-man David Norris for the trip to Hillsborough after resting him for the clash with Stoke at the weekend in the fear he could miss the FA Cup tie with Watford this Sunday should he have picked up a tenth yellow card of the campaign.
Midfielder Lilian Nalis is also available for selection for the Pilgrims after sitting in the stands for the game with Stoke following his sending off against QPR the previous week.
Argyle's top scorer - and former Sheffield United frontman Barry Hayles looks set to miss out as he recovers from a broken toe.
The on-loan Chelsea winger has made a huge impression at Home Park since making the switch to Argyle, and will pose the biggest attacking threat for Ian Holloway's men come Tuesday evening. Topped off with his superb goal in the FA Cup against Barnet - Sinclair is sure to capture the eye further before the end of the campaign and Frank Simek will need to be in top form to thwart the young winger.
Plymouth 1-2 Wednesday - 19/08/06, Home Park, Plymouth.
Wednesday finally picked up their first victory of the season in the most bizarre of cisrumstances - without a striker on the pitch - as goals from Sean McAllister and Burton O'Brien gave the Owls an enjoyable afternoon on the south coast.
Wednesday: Turner, Simek, Bullen, Wood, Spurr, Johnson (Small 72), Watson, Whelan, Brunt, Burton (MacLean 84), Tudgay. Subs Not Used: Adamson, Gilbert, Folly.
Plymouth: McCormick, Connolly, Seip, Timar, Sawyer, Sinclair, Summerfield (Gosling 81), Hodges, Halmosi, Gallen, Ebanks-Blake (Fallon 81). Subs Not Used: Doumbe, Capaldi, Djordjic.
Hull v Ipswich
Norwich v Derby
Sheff Wed v Plymouth
Vs QPR (A) - 10/03/07
Vs Colchester (H) - 13/03/07
Vs Wolves (H) - 17/03/07
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Date:Monday March 5 2007
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