UK time is: 01:39:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wednesday vs. Everton

Hillsborough, Sheffield

Wednesday, September 26

19:45

Preview: Owls v Everton

Wednesday will be looking to kick-on from their first victory of the season over Hull at the weekend by producing one of the shocks of the round as they look to progress against Premiership Everton tonight.

David Moyes' men may not have got off to the greatest of starts in the League but they're one of a number of clubs who will see the Carling Cup within their grasp this season.

The clash has an 'old fashioned cup tie' feel to it, and Wednesday will certainly be wanting to roll back the years and progress to the latter stages for a financial point of view as well as a confidence boosting one.

Vital Quotes:

Brian Laws told the Sheffield Star:

'We've won our first league game, but we want to win our second, at Norwich, as well; we have a few injuries and we need everybody available for that.

'But the Cup is still important to us. It's the first time in years that the club have reached the third round. Everyone knows the financial constraints we have; the Cups are the only areas where we can get something in, in addition to the norm.

'Extra finance can help to bring in loan players or buy players. I want us to do as well as possible in the cups.

'A Premiership team at home - that suggests to me that this could be a good game. I saw Everton play Aston Villa on Sunday and was impressed by their work ethic.'

Wednesday Team News:

Owls boss Brian Laws could well be forced to make some changes to the side to face the Toffess tonight with a trio of first teamers facing late fitness tests.

Etienne Esajas, Glenn Whelan and former Toffee Steve Watson are all doubtful with knocks and may not be risked ahead of the league clash with Norwich at the weekend.

Loan centre-back Michael Johnson is also likely to be rested after his explpoits for the Owls at the weekend.

Wade Small is likely to get the nod in place of Esajas on the left while Yoann Folly, Kenny Lunt and Burton O'Brien are all waiting in the wings.

Tommy Spurr hobbled off in the victory over Hull with a deadleg but has been given the all clear to feature tonight, while Francis Jeffers is set to play against his former club.

Player to watch: Francis Jeffers

His superb long-range strike on Saturday gave Wednesday all three points for the first time this season and he'll be wanting to reproduce his efforts against the club where he made his name.

Everton Team News:

Andy van der Meyde could return to the Everton side for tonight's clash after being disciplined by Everton for missing training earlier this season.

Former Blades player Phil Jagielka is also relishing the chance to return to Sheffield in the Blue of Everton and is set to get the nod in the starting eleven.

But Joseph Yobo, Thomas Gravesen, Tim Cahill, James Vaughan, Mikel Arteta and Tim Howard are all set to miss out through injury.

Player to watch: Phil Jagielka

Former Sheffield United players have a habit of performing against the Owls and tonight is set to be no different with Phil Jagielka back in Sheffield in the blue of the Toffees.

Match Facts & Stats

Next Fixtures:

29/09/07: Norwich City (A)
02/10/07: Watford (A)
06/10/07: Leicester City (H)




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:Wednesday September 26 2007

Time: 12:24PM

Your Comments

Who's betting Jags gets a good reception?! :D
NicNac
Who's betting Jagielka scores ? and that Turner plays and has a blinder ? http://www.midfielddynamo.com/
midfielddynamo.com
5-2 to wednesday!!!!
will it ever happen
why do i feel optimistic about this?? jeffers to score first, wednesday to win 3-1!! 5 goin on that i think!!
FUTURES BLUE N WHITE
cos your a wednesday fan..... optimism is all we have!!
mansfieldowl
wel at least jageilka dint score. but we put up a gud fite
mick66owl
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Ex-Owl Jones sacked by Port Vale (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Stats: Forest v Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Forest 3-3 Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Preview: Forest v Owls (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Madine makes Carlisle return on loan (Thursday March 27 2014)

Palmer pleased to pen new Owls deal (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Wednesday 1-0 Brighton (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Madine set for loan move (Monday March 24 2014)

Archived 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
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 42 13 15 14 -2 54
15. Sheff Wed 42 12 14 16 0 50
16. Leeds Utd 42 14 8 20 -9 50
17. Huddersfield 42 12 10 20 -9 46
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43

Breaking League News

Your Vote Counts Vital Latics Player Of The Season
Wigan : 18/04/2014
Early Team News - Latics v Reading
Wigan : 17/04/2014 23:52:00
Huddersfield v Brighton (Preview)
Brighton : 17/04/2014 23:34:00
What The Bosses Say - Latics v Reading
Wigan : 17/04/2014 23:30:00
Performance Of The Century Wanted By Johnson
Yeovil : 17/04/2014 23:24:00
Blackburn Is Huge - Palazuelos
Yeovil : 17/04/2014 23:13:00
Forde Takes Player Of The Year Award
Millwall : 17/04/2014 22:46:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the Owls give Gary Madine another chance?
Suggested By:  
Yes 85%
No 15%