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Match preview – Reading v Wednesday

2 August 2019

Sheffield Wednesday’s Sky Bet Championship season gets underway this weekend!

A trip to Reading is first up for Lee Bullen and the squad and takes an in depth look at the first fixture of the new season.

Team news

SWFC: The Owls will be without defender Dominic Iorfa, who is serving a three-match suspension.

Iorfa was issued a straight red card back in the April trip to Preston and subsequently given a three-game ban.

The 24-year-old missed the 2018/19 season finale against QPR and will also be sidelined for the trip to Reading on Saturday and the home clash with Barnsley.


Joe Wildsmith (knee) will also miss out after the goalkeeper picked up an injury during Wednesday’s pre-season friendly with Lubeck last month.

READING: Defender Tom McIntyre is a concern for the Royals ahead of the weekend clash with Wednesday.

A knee problem has seen the 20-year-old unable to train in the week leading up to the game.


Full back Tyler Blackett (hamstring) is ruled out, while Jordan Obita (knee) continues his rehabilitation from long term injury.

A selection of new recruits are in line to feature for Reading, including ex-Owl Michael Morrison.

Also in the frame are Chelsea loanee Matt Miazga, midfielder Charlie Adam, on-loan Everton goalkeeper Joao Virginia and Torino loanee Lucas Boyé.

Video previews



Audio passes for the entire season are back on sale, meaning you can follow your team every step of the way this campaign.

For just £45, Wednesdayites can access every minute of the Owls’ first team games in all competitions, home and away.

Our dedicated commentary team will be on hand to call the action and first up this weekend, Joe Rawson and John Pearson will be behind the mic at the Madejski!


For overseas fans, the option to subscribe for the season at the early bird price of £110 remains available until Monday 5 August.

With four-camera coverage, supporters outside the UK can watch the Owls in the Championship this season, accompanied with iFollow commentary.

Match passes are available for Saturday’s clash with Reading for just £5!



Tickets for Sheffield Wednesday’s opening game of the Championship season against Reading have sold out.

The Owls were allocated 2,200 tickets for the curtain-raiser at The Madejski Stadium on Saturday 3 August.

As always, we are reminding Owls fans of their conduct whilst following the team, both at home and away. More details of this here.

Our last trip to The Madejski

Last five v Reading

Owls 0-0 Reading – 9 Feb 2019 – Championship

Reading 1-2 Owls – 1 Sept 2018 – Championship

Owls 3-0 Reading – 21 April 2018 – Championship

Owls 3-1 Reading – 26 Jan 2018 – Championship

Reading 0-0 Owls – 25 Nov 2017 – Championship

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