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Match preview: Owls v Reading

8 February 2019

Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce will take charge of his first home fixture on Saturday as the Owls host Reading.

Wednesday will be out to make it three league wins on the bounce after back to back 1-0 victories over Wigan and Ipswich.

Reading, meanwhile, head into the game in the Championship relegation zone, one point from safety.

The Royals have picked up five points from their last four outings, though have won just once in their previous 14 games.

Here is swfc.co.uk’s match preview:

Team news

Owls: Josh Onomah is ruled out of Saturday’s clash at Hillsborough.

The Spurs loanee suffered a hamstring strain late in Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Ipswich last week.

New signings Dominic Iorfa, Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar will be in the squad.

Reading: Striker Nelson Oliveira will miss out following the facial injuries he suffered in last week’s draw with Aston Villa.

Following a bout of sickness at the club Garath McCleary and Ovie Ejaria are both doubts but manager Jose Gomes is hopeful the pair will be over their illness in time to feature.

Preview

Steve Bruce

Ahead of kick-off, Steve Bruce will be introduced to Wednesdayites in his first home fixture.

Tribute

Sheffield Wednesday and Reading players will wear black armbands following the tragic news regarding the death of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala.

Our thoughts are with the families of both Emiliano, David Ibbotson and Cardiff City Football Club.

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The game will be streamed on iFollow to overseas subscribers.

Highlights from our previous clash with Reading

Last five v Reading

2018/19

Reading 1-2 Owls | 1 September 2018 | Championship

2017/18

Owls 3-0 Reading | 21 April 2018 | Championship (pictured)
Owls 3-1 Reading | 26 January 2018 | FA Cup
Reading 0-0 Owls | 25 November 2017 | Championship

2016/17

Owls 0-2 Reading | 17 March 2017 | Championship

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Match Reports

Report: Owls 0-0 Reading

9 February 2019

The Owls were left frustrated from Steve Bruce’s first home game in charge, drawing 0-0 with Reading.

Chances were few and far between but those that did emerge fell to Wednesday, only for the relegation-threatened visitors to hold firm at the back.

Former S6 loanee Emi Martinez proved an impressive last line of defence as the Owls dominated possession but the breakthrough just wouldn’t arrive and the points were shared.

Wednesday flew out of the traps and called Martinez into action after just 45 seconds when the Argentinian dived across the six-yard box to deny George Boyd.

That signalled what was to come throughout the first half as the hosts asked almost all of the questions.

It was pretty much one-way traffic with Martinez by far the busier goalkeeper. Twice in as many minutes Steven Fletcher was thwarted before the Royals launched a rare counter and Keiren Westwood kept out Modou Barrow.

Martinez again showed his class at the other end with half time looming when Adam Reach pulled back for Sam Hutchinson, whose snapshot was diverted by another athletic save.

Reading started the second period with more intent as Michael Hector came to the rescue with a perfectly timed challenge to block a Sone Aluko effort from 12 yards.

Westwood then tipped over the crossbar from another ex-Owl, Lewis Baker, who found space on the edge of the area.

From that point on, though, the pendulum swung back the way of Wednesday. Time and again they poured forward only to be stopped in their tracks by a resolute Royals rearguard.

Rolando Aarons added a new dimension from the bench, as did fellow substitute Lucas Joao, but try as they might it proved one of those days for Wednesday in the final third.

And that was never more evidenced than when Reach spooned over from close range after a storming Liam Palmer run and cross in the last minute.

Wednesday: Westwood, Palmer, Hector, Thorniley, Fox, Boyd (Aarons 65), Hutchinson, Bannan, Reach, Fletcher (Nuhiu 86), Forestieri (Joao 75)

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Ticket News

Ticket details: Owls v Reading

23 January 2019

Owls v Reading  
Saturday 9 February 2019 (3.00pm)
Championship

Tickets for this Category D fixture start from just £28 for Adult Owls Members and £5 for Under 11 Members on the Kop.

Tickets are now on sale to Season Ticket Holders and Owls Members and will go on general sale from Monday 28 January.

Tickets are available to purchase in person at the Ticket Office, by telephone on 03700 201867 (Option 1, £2 booking fee per ticket) or online at shop.sheffieldwednesday.co.uk.

Kop

Kop

Members Non Members
Adult £28 £33
Senior/Under 21 £18 £23
Student & Armed Forces £23 £33
Junior Under 17 £10 £15
Junior Under 11 £5 £10
Junior Under 5 £5 £5
North/Grandstand Members Non Members
Adult £31 £36
Senior/Under 21 £21 £26
Student & Armed Forces £26 £36
Junior Under 17 £10 £15
Junior Under 11 £5 £10
Junior Under 5 £5 £5

South

Members Non Members
Adult £34 £39
Senior/Under 21 £24 £29
Student & Armed Forces £29 £39
Junior Under 17 £10 £15
Junior Under 11 £5 £10
Junior Under 5 £5 £5

Supporters who attend this game and purchase their tickets in advance under their own ID number will receive ten Ticket Priority Points.

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