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8 February 2013


Owls v Derby
Championship

9 February 2013

3.00pm

 

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Team news

 

Owls: Reda Johnson is the Owls' only injury concern this weekend.

 

The defender will miss the Rams clash with an ankle injury but otherwise Wednesday are at full strength.

 

New loan recruit Connor Wickham is eligible to make his Owls debut.

 

 

The 19-year-old has signed a youth loan deal with Wednesday from Premier League side Sunderland.

 

Dave Jones' side head into Saturday's meeting against Derby in good form with just one defeat in their previous nine Championship outings.

 

Derby: Jake Buxton (knee) will miss Saturday's game at Hillsborough. The defender has been out for nine weeks with the injury.

 

The Rams' 3-0 win over Huddersfield last weekend saw Nigel Clough's side keep up with the play-off pack - now six points off sixth-placed Middlesbrough.

 

Head to head

OwlsDrawsDerby
League353042
FA Cup541
League Cup111
Total413544

 

Last meeting

Saturday 18 August

Derby 2-2 Owls (Tyson 11, Buxton 27; O'Grady 39, R Johnson 90)

 

View from the dugout

 

Dave Jones said: "The lads have kept their heads up and they are getting their rewards for that. Before, we were creating chances but not scoring and now we have turned that around. We're better organised as a unit but that's part of the learning process - it takes time to happen."

 

Nigel Clough said: "We know how the Premier League managers feel now, talking about their players being away all week on international duty in the lead-up to a game – but given the type of characters and lads we have here, it won’t be a big issue and we’ll deal with it.”


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