Wednesday will be looking to bounce back from consecutive defeats in the Championship when they host Preston this evening.
Garry Monk’s side slipped to a frustrating 2-1 defeat at Swansea on Sunday and make a swift return to action tonight in S6.
Preston are searching for their first victory since the restart, having drawn two and lost two since the Championship got back underway in June.
The Lilywhites have gone seven without a win in the league dating back to late February.
The visitors head into tonight’s game in 11th spot with 58 points, while the Owls are six points behind in 15th.
- Date: Wednesday, July 8th 2020
- Kick-off, 7.45pm
- Sky Bet Championship
Referee - Tony Harrington
Assistant referees - Shaun Hudson and Philip Dermott
Fourth Official - David Webb
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2019/20 RUN-IN RULE REMINDERS
The number of substitutes used during a match which will increase from three to five players, with the matchday squad increasing to 20.
• Each team will have a maximum of three opportunities to make substitutions
• If both teams make a substitution at the same time, this will count as one of the three opportunities for each team.
• In a normal 90 minute fixture, once all three opportunities have been used, no further substitutions can be made.
• Players and match official entry will be staggered onto the pitch.
• There will be no handshakes. Players to take up on pitch positions in the same half as they warmed up ready for kick off.
The Owls are reminding supporters that the Ticket Office, Megastore and Meadowhall store remain closed until further notice.
SWFC: Wednesday are hopeful that midfielder Kieran Lee will be available after suffering a calf injury at Swansea.
Lee was substituted at half time but Garry Monk confirmed the change was precautionary.
Tom Lees (hamstring) could also be in contention this evening, while loanee Josh Windass is making good strides on his return to action from a thigh injury.
Windass linked back up with the squad in training this week.
Preston: Paul Gallagher and Daniel Johnson missed the Lilywhites’ 0-0 draw with Huddersfield on Saturday but the duo could be involved this evening.
Defender Paul Huntington is suspended, while Josh Earl is ineligible after returning from a loan spell away from the club.
Louis Moult (ACL) remains sidelined.
LAST MEETING – 24 August 2019
LAST FIVE V PRESTON
Preston 2-1 Owls - 24 August 2019 - Championship
Preston 3-3 Owls - 27 April 2019 - Championship
Owls 1-0 Preston – 22 December 2018 – Championship
Owls 4-1 Preston – 30 March 2018 – Championship
Preston 1-0 Owls – 5 August 2017 – Championship