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Match preview: Owls v Brentford

26 February 2019

Unbeaten in six heading into tonight’s fixture at Hillsborough, Sheffield Wednesday will be out to build on the victory over Swansea at the weekend.

Adam Reach bagged his first goals of 2019 and along with a superb overhead kick from Steven Fletcher, Wednesday posted their first home win (3-1) under Steve Bruce against the Swans.

The Owls have lost just one of their previous 11 Championship games, keeping clean sheets in six of those fixtures.

Brentford are one place and one point below Wednesday in the table, though head to Hillsborough in outstanding form with five wins from their previous six league outings.

The Bees extended their run at the weekend by brushing aside Hull at Griffin Park by a 5-1 scoreline, but prior to that, were comfortably beaten 4-1 by Swansea in the FA Cup.

Here is swfc.co.uk’s match preview:

Team news

Owls: Fernando Forestieri is available for selection after completing his one-match suspension.

Defenders Morgan Fox (back) and Jordan Thorniley (concussion) could come back into contention after missing out against Swansea.

Illness in the camp saw George Boyd out of the squad on Saturday and the winger could return this evening.

Though the Owls boss was impressed by Newcastle loanees Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar, who made their full debuts in the win over Swansea and the duo could retain their place.

Brentford: Striker Marcus Forss (back) is unlikely to figure while goalkeeper Luke Daniels (calf) is also an injury concern.

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The midweek fixture has been designated Category G, meaning tickets are priced £20 for Adults in all areas of the ground.

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Last five v Brentford

2018/19
Brentford 2-0 Owls | 19 August 2018 | Championship

2017/18
Brentford 2-0 Owls | 30 December 2017 | Championship
Owls 2-1 Brentford | 12 September 2017 | Championship

2016/17
Owls 1-2 Brentford | 21 February 2017| Championship
Brentford 1-1 Owls | 27 August 2016 | Championship

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Report: Owls 2-0 Brentford

26 February 2019

Steve Bruce continued his fine start to life in the Hillsborough hot-seat with a comfortable 2-0 win over Brentford.

The S6 success was Bruce’s second victory inside four days and third overall to complement three draws since taking the reins at the beginning of February.

Steven Fletcher was the architect of the Bees triumph with both goals to cap a sterling display leading the line.

Fletcher struck late in the first half and early in the second as Wednesday dominated from the off.

Fernando Forestieri, returning from suspension, was first to show, firing a warning shot inside 30 seconds that curled over the crossbar.

Fletcher stabbed a Barry Bannan set piece just wide before new loan duo Achraf Lazaar and Rolando Aarons combined down the left, resulting in the latter sending a cross cum shot inches off target.

Brentford had to wait for the 15-minute mark to make an impression when Sergi Canos burst goalwards on the angle but hit a road block in the shape of Keiren Westwood.

Back came Wednesday and Tom Lees was a whisker away from converting Lazaar’s corner and Brentford keeper Daniel Bentley dived at full stretch to deny Fletcher on the turn.

The Owls suffered a blow when Lazaar was forced off through injury and their luck was out again as the referee waved away penalty appeals when Ezri Konsa appeared to handle in the area.

But the pendulum swung Wednesday’s way on 40 minutes as they took a deserved lead.

Bannan picked out Fletcher with a perfectly timed ball over the top and the in-form striker advanced to finish with panache past Bentley.

Adam Reach was a gnat’s away from doubling the lead immediately after the resumption but Fletcher did exactly that on 49 minutes.

The Scot cleverly peeled off his marker at the back post and picked his spot to head a teasing Reach cross low into the Kop net.

The Owls pushed to put the contest to bed and almost made it 3-0 on 53 minutes. A clever four-man move dissected the Londoners’ defence and Aarons was only denied by a brave Bentley block.

Brentford had to move men forward if they were to retrieve anything from the game and they certainly enjoyed more possession as the second 45 unfolded.

But the Owls’ defence was robust and the visitors could not map a route through - Neal Maupay brought Westwood into action near the end but the save was as routine as the win.

Wednesday: Westwood, Palmer, Lees, Hector, Lazaar (Iorfa 36), Aarons, Hutchinson (Pelupessy 69), Bannan, Reach, Fletcher, Forestieri (Boyd 82)

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£20 in all stands for Owls v Brentford

25 February 2019

After Saturday’s victory over Swansea, Wednesday make a quickfire return to action at Hillsborough.

Steve Bruce’s men produced a stunning first half performance against the Swans and led 3-0 at the break, which proved ultimately enough to seal the points and a first home win for the manager.

Next-up on Tuesday evening is a tough clash against in-form Brentford.

The Bees have won five from six in the Championship, including an emphatic 5-1 win over Hull on Saturday at Griffin Park.

The midweek S6 fixture has been designated Category G, meaning tickets are priced £20 for Adults in all areas of the ground.

Prices are as follows:

Adults: £20
Over 65s and under 21s: £15
Under 17s: £10
Under 11s: £5

Watch highlights from Saturday's 3-1 win over the Swans here.

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