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Match Previews

Match preview: Preston v Wednesday

23 August 2019

The Owls are back on their travels this weekend and face a Preston side that have won their two home games so far this season.

Wednesday’s fine start to the term continued in midweek with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Luton at Hillsborough, to make it three wins from four.

Preston, meanwhile, have won two and lost two in the Championship this season.


The two defeats have come away at Millwall and Swansea, while the Lilywhites have beaten Wigan and Stoke at Deepdale.

Alex Neil's side also progressed in the EFL Cup with a 4-0 win away at Bradford.

Team news

SWFC: Owls full back Liam Palmer (back) is rated as 50-50 for the clash with Preston.


The defender missed out in the midweek win over the Hatters and was replaced by Morgan Fox.

Palmer will be assessed ahead of the game.

Preston: The hosts could welcome Sean Maguire back into the squad after missing out in the 3-1 win over Stoke with concussion.


David Nugent (calf) remains sidelined but Andrew Hughes could return to the side.


Wednesdayites can purchase tickets from the Ticket Office at Deepdale on Saturday.

There will be no price increase but supporters wishing to purchase concessionary priced tickets will be asked for proof of age.

The Ticket Office will open at 1.00pm and any pre-paid collections and duplicated tickets will also be available for collection.



Audio passes for the season are on sale, meaning you can follow your team every step of the way this campaign.


For just £45, Wednesdayites can access every minute of the Owls’ first team games in all competitions, home and away.

Rob O’Neill and John Pearson will be behind the mic at Deepdale.



Subscribers can watch the full game with enhanced production for the 2019/20 season including four-camera coverage, match commentary and graphics.

Season passes for this service are priced at £130 or £5 per match pass.

Our most recent clash with Preston – 27 April 2019

Last five v Preston

Preston 3-3 Owls – 27 April 2019 – Championship
Owls 1-0 Preston – 22 Dec 2018 – Championship
Owls 4-1 Preston – 30 March 2018 – Championship (pictured)
Preston 1-0 Owls – 5 Aug 2017 – Championship
Preston 1-1 Owls – 31 Dec 2016 – Championship


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Match Reports

Report: Preston 2-1 Wednesday

24 August 2019

It was déjà vu for the Owls with the same outcome as Daniel Johnson scored two penalties to give Preston a 2-1 victory.

Twice Moses Odubajo tangled with Sean Maguire and twice the referee pointed to the spot.

Johnson stepped up to convert on each occasion to give the Lilywhites a win they deserved, although they had to survive a late storm as Steven Fletcher halved the deficit.

Prior to that, Wednesday struggled to make an impact in the final third after Kieran Lee scampered in on goal inside two minutes and only a last-ditch Ben Davies intervention stopped the recalled midfield man.

But Preston soon found their stride and began to boss the ball in key areas, albeit without causing problems for the Owls rearguard.


Then the pendulum briefly swung back the way of Wednesday and Fletcher was thwarted by keeper Declan Rudd after smart link-up play between Barry Bannan and Kadeem Harris.

Following a brief lull in proceedings, Preston were handed a golden opportunity from 12 yards that they duly took on 32 minutes.

Odubajo clashed with Maguire in the box and despite Keiren Westwood getting a strong touch to the penalty, Johnson’s low effort was enough to open the scoring.

The home side dominated until the break, after which Fernando Forestieri was introduced but Preston continued where they left off.

Tom Barkhuizen burst inside on the angle only to be met with the advancing figure of Westwood, who diverted the danger.

But the Owls custodian could do nothing to prevent a second strike on 65 minutes - again from the spot.


And again it was the same two players at the heart of the action as Odubajo tripped the pacey Maguire. Johnson went the same way, Westwood the other, and prospects of a Wednesday comeback took a hit.

Johnson then brushed the outside of the woodwork with a fierce free kick before Maguire also went close.

With 12 minutes to go, though, the Owls at last made inroads. Adam Reach sent a delicious cross to the back post, where Fletcher climbed to head past Rudd and Wednesday were back in business.

That set up the inevitable grandstand finish in which Atdhe Nuhiu almost sent the 5,000-strong away contingent into raptures with a mazy run but Rudd saved the big man's shot and with that chance went Wednesday’s hopes of an unlikely point.

Wednesday: Westwood, Odubajo (Reach 66), Lees, Borner, Fox, Harris, Hutchinson, Lee (Nuhiu 73), Bannan, Murphy (Forestieri 46), Fletcher

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Ticket News

Ticket details: Preston v Wednesday

11 August 2019

The Owls travel to Preston on Saturday 24 August (3.00pm) in the Sky Bet Championship and ticket details are as follows:

SWFC have received an initial allocation of 3,722 tickets for this fixture.

Tickets are priced as follows;

Adults: £24
Over 65s: £16
19-24: £15
Under 19s: £8
Under 11s: £2*

*Under 11 tickets are available only via the SWFC Ticket Office when they are purchased with an Adult ticket.

There are 12 wheelchair spaces which are priced as above with a carer free of charge.

Inter City Owl departs at 11.00am and is priced as follows:

Adults: £21
Children: £20

Ticket sale details:

Monday 12 August (9.00am): Season Ticket holders with 600 or more TPP

Monday 12 August (2.00pm): Season Ticket holders with 560 or more TPP

Tuesday 13 August (9.00am): Season Ticket holders with 520 or more TPP

Tuesday 13 August (2.00pm): Season Ticket holders with 480 or more TPP

Wednesday 14 August (9.00am): Season Ticket Holders

Thursday 15 August (9.00am): Members and Owls Foundation Members

Friday 16 August (9.00am): General sale

Please note that sale dates are subject to availability.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office, Sheffield Wednesday Online Shop or by telephone on 03700 201867 (option 1) (£2 booking fee per ticket)

Supporters who attend this game and purchase in advance will receive ten Ticket Priority Points.

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