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In focus: Boro v Owls

30 August 2013


Wednesday v Middlesbrough
31 August 2013




Sheffield Wednesday have sold almost 2,000 tickets for Saturday’s trip to Middlesbrough.

Owls fans will be able to pay on the day at The Riverside Stadium but tickets must be bought from the Visitors’ Ticket Office with cash payments only.

Message from Middlesbrough

Fans are being warned ahead of Saturday's game not to attempt to bring fireworks, flares or smoke bombs into the Riverside Stadium.

All such items will be confiscated immediately and supporters are reminded that it is a criminal offence to bring, discharge or be found in possession of them.

Middlesbrough FC and Cleveland Police have a strict zero tolerance policy towards fireworks, flares and smoke bombs and any fans caught with them risk prosecution and banning orders.


Follow the action live..

Owls fans can listen live this weekend with full match commentary on Wednesday Player. will have all the news, views and reaction from the Championship clash including starting line-ups, images from the game and a full match report.

Follow the Owls on Twitter at @swfc and use the #swfc hashtag before, during and after the game!


Team news


Owls – Jermaine Johnson is back available for selection having served his three-match suspension.


Lewis Buxton (hamstring) will be assessed ahead of the game.

Joe Mattock (knee) will remain sidelined, otherwise there are no further injury concerns for the Owls.


Middlesbrough – Goalkeeper Jason Steele has returned from an ankle injury that saw the Boro youth product miss his side’s 1-1 draw with Blackpool.


Frazer Richardson (groin) will be monitored ahead of the game on Saturday.

The right back was replaced after seven minutes by Stuart Parnaby in Boro’s 2-2 draw with Wigan last Sunday.


Head to head


FA Cup212
League Cup110


Last meeting
4 May 2013
Owls 2-0 Middlesbrough
(Howard 9, Lita 31)

One to watch – Grant Leadbitter


Boro star Grant Leadbitter has been the subject of transfer speculation this week with Championship rivals Nottingham Forest reportedly pursuing the services of the ex-Sunderland man.

But the 27-year-old is a key member of the Boro squad and has proved a huge hit at the Riverside since joining the club in May 2012.

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