Wednesday v Blackpool
Sky Bet Championship
1 January 2014
This is a category B fixture and ticket prices start from just £23 for adult Owls Members and £6 for Junior Owls under 8 on the Kop.
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Team news Owls: Striker Connor Wickham is available to feature on Wednesday in what will be the final game of his loan spell from Sunderland.
Wickham scored the equaliser against Charlton on Sunday in the 1-1 draw, making it six goals in eight games for the hitman. Watch the match highlights from The Valley below.
Defender Glenn Loovens is eligible to play having extended his contract until May 2014.
Wednesday have no fresh injury or suspension concerns heading into the opening game of 2014.
Blackpool: Midfielder Chris Basham accrued his fifth yellow card of the season last time out in Blackpool’s 1-0 home defeat to Brighton.
Likewise, defender Kirk Broadfoot will be suspended for the Hillsborough clash after receiving a straight red card against Leeds on Boxing Day.
The Seasiders have lost five of their last six games and have slipped down to tenth in the table.
Latest from Sky Bet
Owls to win
Owls to win 2-1
Connor Wickham to score first
Chris Maguire to score in the 90 minutes
Owls to win by two goals
7/1 Last meeting
30 November 2013
Blackpool 2-0 Owls
(Fuller 6, Gosling 73)
Head to head
Owls Draws Blackpool League 36 13 22 FA Cup 1 1 2 League Cup 2 2 1 FL Trophy 0 0 2 Total 39 16 27 One to watch – Stephen Dobbie
Striker Stephen Dobbie is likely to start at Hillsborough on Wednesday having been recalled back to the side last time out against Brighton.
The ex-Palace and Swansea man has scored twice this season, including a last minute winner against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.