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Mansfield friendly next-up for Owls

13 July 2017

Wednesday started their pre-season fixture schedule with a dominant display at Alfreton on Tuesday.

And following that 5-0 success, the Owls continue their summer preparations with a trip to League 2 side Mansfield on Saturday.

The Field Mill friendly will give Carlos Carvalhal’s squad another opportunity to build that all-important match sharpness and fitness ahead of the big kick-off at Preston on 5 August.

A number of the Owls’ first team squad were absent from The Impact Arena as a precaution and Carlos believes some of those players could feature this weekend.

He explained: “We were without Fernando Forestieri and Steven Fletcher, also Ross Wallace, Glenn Loovens, Sam Hutchinson and Almen Abdi.

“All of these were with precaution and nothing serious.

“It was just the first game of pre-season and any players with small pains can become a problem if we don’t protect them so we decided to not take any kind of risk.

“But we believe some of them will be involved on Saturday.”

The Owls’ trip to Field Mill has sold out to visiting supporters with 1,541 Wednesdayites snapping up their tickets for the warm-up fixture.

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