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Match preview: Owls v Rotherham

12 February 2022

MATCH DETAILS

Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham United
Sunday 13 February
12 noon
Sky Bet League One
Hillsborough

It's a South Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough on Sunday live in front of the Sky Sports cameras as Wednesday host league leaders Rotherham.

The two sides meet at Hillsborough in superb form; the Millers arrive in S6 on the back of five successive wins to strengthen their position at the summit.

But the Owls have also hit top form and go into the clash with four consecutive wins and clean sheets.

Darren Moore’s side have lost only one game at Hillsborough all season and boast the strongest home defensive record.

TEAM NEWS

Wednesday: With no fresh injuries from the victory over Wigan in midweek, the gaffer is likely to have a similar group of players available for selection.

Massimo Luongo took a knock to the head against the Latics but will be available on Sunday.

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Lewis Gibson and Dominic Iorfa are back on the training ground with the squad and will step up their fitness in the coming weeks with in-house fixtures at Middlewood Road.

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Josh Windass’ hamstring injury was first feared to be one that would keep him out for the rest of the season, though Moore has revealed a more positive prognosis since with the forward expected back to play a part in the coming weeks.

Chey Dunkley remains with the medical team but is making good progress, while Harlee Dean will be assessed next week after responding well to treatment.

Lee Gregory remains sidelined with a toe injury and loanee Tyreece John-Jules is a longer-term injury absentee.

Rotherham: Will Grigg (hamstring) has been ruled out long-term.

The striker, on loan from Sunderland, will see a specialist on Monday.

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Ex-Owl Richard Wood is likely to return to the starting XI after missing out in the Millers’ 1-0 win over Wimbledon through suspension.

OFFICIALS

Referee – Darren Drysdale
Assistant referee – Hristo Karaivanov
Assistant referee – Graeme Fyvie
Fourth official – Andrew Kitchen

iFOLLOW

The game will be live on Sky Sports and due to broadcast regulations, there will be no iFollow stream of this fixture.

Match commentary will be provided by iFollow’s Rob O’Neill and John Pearson and audio match passes are available HERE priced £2.50.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtag for our content relative to Sunday’s game is #SHWROT

Our official Twitter account @swfc will provide a blow-by-blow text update of the game as well as all key match information, including team news at 11.00am.

Our official Instagram @swfcofficial will also keep you up to date on the latest events, with content uploaded to the story throughout the matchday.

The key news will also be uploaded to our Facebook page HERE.

CREATE A DREAM

We are looking forward to welcoming the amazing Create A Dream Foundation to Hillsborough on Sunday.

There will be a bucket collection before the game and our players will wear warm-up tee-shirts to highlight the fantastic work of the local charity.

1867 LOUNGE/FOUNDATION MEMBERS

The 1867 Lounge will open on Sunday from 10:00am for Owls Foundation Members.

The Lounge will be open at half time and after the full time whistle.

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Pick up a copy of ‘Wednesday’ on Sunday afternoon, priced £3 and available in and around the stadium.

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FORM GUIDE (League One)

Owls: LWWWW
Rotherham: WWWWW

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

21 Aug 2021 | Rotherham 0-2 Owls | League One
3 Mar 2021 | Owls 1-2 Rotherham | Championship
28 Oct 2020 | Rotherham 3-0 Owls | Championship
28 Aug 2019 | Rotherham 0-1 Owls | League Cup
16 Feb 2019 | Rotherham 2-2 Owls | Championship

Fans are reminded of their conduct during all home and away fixtures HERE.

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Match Reports

Report: Wednesday 0-2 Rotherham

13 February 2022

Freddie Ladapo was a thorn in Wednesday’s side when Rotherham last visited S6 and the same player repeated the feat this time around.

The Millers striker laid the foundation for victory with a second half goal before Michael Smith put the points out of reach.

Both strikes were completely against the run of play as top of the table Rotherham executed an architype smash and grab.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell was barely troubled throughout this derby affair, a virtual spectator for the lion’s share, but the visitors rode their fortune to remain firmly ensconced at the summit of League One.

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Sam Hutchinson nodded a bouncing ball just over the top and Marvin Johnson brought a low save from Josh Vickers as Wednesday dictated a high tempo that ran throughout a one-sided first half.

And after Vickers was alert to smother a Jack Hunt long-ranger, the Owls thought they taken the lead on the half-hour mark.

Nathaiel Mendez-Laing found Hunt in space six yards out but as the ball nestled in the back of Vickers’ net, an offside flag kept the contest goalless.

Barry Bannan took a Callum Paterson pass into his stride and dragged narrowly past the far post and Liam Palmer’s shot looped wide via a deflection following a mazy run upfield by the defender.

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It was a dominant first half performance from Wednesday that deserved more as the Millers showed little of their promotion credentials.

The same pattern continued after the break and only a perfectly-timed tackle from Wes Harding thwarted Paterson as the Scot bore down on goal.

But just as the Owls tightened the screw, Rotherham broke and scored from their first attack of note on 59 minutes.

Shane Ferguson’s corner was headed back across the danger zone and the lurking Ladapo was left with the simple task of diverting home.

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Undaunted, Wednesday went straight back on the attack and Vickers parried Bannan’s curling set piece to safety.

The Owls’ best chance came on 73 minutes when Mendez-Laing raced in on goal but a tame low finish allowed Vickers to safely stop.

And Wednesday’s frustration was complete with eight minutes to go as Millers top scorer Smith placed a loose ball inside the box beyond Peacock-Farrell to seal a fortuitous win.

Wednesday: Peacock-Farrell, Palmer, Hutchinson, Storey, Hunt (Sow 78), Johnson, Bannan, Luongo, Byers, Mendez-Laing (Kamberi 83), Paterson

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Ticket News

Ticket details: Owls v Rotherham

24 January 2022

Owls v Rotherham
Sunday 13 February – (12:00pm)
League One

Tickets for this Category A fixture start from £23 for Adult Owls Members and £5 for Under 11 Members on the Kop.

Tickets are on sale now to Season Ticket holders and Owls Members. General sale is from Monday 31 January.

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

Prices

Kop Members Non-members

Adult

£23

£26

Senior/Under 21

£13

£16

Student & Armed Forces

£16

£26

Junior U17

£10

£15

Junior U11

£5

£10

Junior U5 (advance sale only)

£5

£5

North/Grandstand Members Non-members

Adult

£26

£29

Senior/Under 21

£16

£19

Student & Armed Forces

£19

£29

Junior U17

£10

£15

Junior U11

£5

£10

Junior U5 (advance sale only)

£5

£5

South Members Non-members

Adult

£29

£32

Senior/Under 21

£19

£22

Student & Armed Forces

£22

£32

Junior U17

£10

£15

Junior U11

£5

£10

Junior U5 (advance sale only)

£5

£5

Supporters who attend this game and purchase tickets in advance will receive 10 Ticket Priority Points.

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