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Match preview: Owls v Rotherham

7 December 2018

Match Previews

Match preview: Owls v Rotherham

7 December 2018

The Owls return to action at Hillsborough on Saturday with a clash against South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham and here is’s match preview;

Wednesday will be looking for a return to winning ways after falling to their sixth defeat in eight games last weekend at Blackburn.

The Millers, meanwhile, will also be looking for a response following their 3-1 loss at Norwich last time out.

Paul Warne’s side have won just one of their previous 13 outings and are yet to pick up a victory away from home in the Championship.

Eight of Rotherham’s last 11 games have finished as draws.

Team news

Owls: Fernando Forestieri (hamstring) has been ruled out for between six and eight weeks.

Barry Bannan will be assessed ahead of the game after missing training on Thursday due to a leg injury.

Ash Baker is back available for selection after serving his one-match suspension.

Rotherham: The Millers will assess four players who have been nursing knocks this week, including defender Clark Robertson, midfielders Joe Newell and Matty Palmer and forward Kyle Vassell.

Ex-Owl Darren Potter remains a long-term absentee as the midfield man recovers from an ankle injury.


Tickets for this Category D game start from £28 for Adult Owls Members and £5 for Under 11 Members on the Kop.

Follow the game live

We’ll have exclusive online live match commentary with Rob O'Neill and John Pearson from 2.30pm.

Subscriptions for audio-only start from just £4.49 per month to listen to every Owls' fixture home and away.

The game will be streamed live to overseas subscribers/match pass holders.

Memorable match (21 March 2015)

The Owls scored two goals in injury time to beat Rotherham 3-2 in an astonishing finish at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Last five v Rotherham

Rotherham 0-2 Owls| 4 April 2017 | Championship (pictured)
Owls 1-0 Rotherham | 17 December 2016 | Championship

Owls 0-1 Rotherham | 5 March 2016 | Championship
Rotherham 1-2 Owls | 23 October 2015 | Championship

Rotherham 2-3 Owls | 21 March 2015 | Championship

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