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Match preview: Rotherham v Wednesday

28 August 2019

Sheffield Wednesday’s attention turns to the Carabao Cup this evening when they travel to Rotherham.

The second round clash at the New York Stadium is set for a 7.45pm kick-off.

The hosts this evening have played three games in League One so far this season, winning two away from home at AFC Wimbledon (1-2) and Burton (0-1), and slipping to defeat at home to Lincoln (0-2).

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Paul Warne’s side inflicted a heavy 4-0 defeat on Shrewsbury in round one of the EFL Cup.

The Owls make the short journey on Wednesday afternoon looking to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat at Preston on Saturday.

Team news

SWFC: Lee Bullen says he will make changes for tonight’s cup clash.

During the pre-match press conference on Tuesday, he told the media: “There will be changes and it’s only right. We want to have a look at players because ultimately, we need to know in a competitive environment where they are at, where they are up to.

“They need to be up to match pace if we need them in future games. The aim is to go and win the game, of course, but the bigger picture is making sure everyone is as ready to go as possible for future fixtures.”

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Defender David Bates could make his debut this evening while Massimo Luongo will be pushing for his first start in Wednesday colours.

Rotherham: Matt Olosunde (Achilles) could come back into contention for the Millers tonight.

Billy Jones (foot) and Trevor Clarke (knee) are unlikely to feature.

Match format

Should the score be level at the full time whistle, the game will go straight to a penalty shootout to decide who will advance to round three.

Supporter safety information from Rotherham United:

"Rotherham would like to welcome all Owls fans attending the AESSEAL New York Stadium this evening.

In order to create a safe event for everyone attending, there will be detection dogs on duty in and around the stadium.

Anyone found entering the stadium with banned items will face further sanctions. Amnesty bins will be positioned outside of the stadium.

There are very few pubs in the town centre designated for away supporters. There are internal bars at the stadium that will be serving hot food and refreshments from 6.30pm.

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Alcohol will be served until kick-off and not at half time.

Please ensure you sit in the seat you have been allocated and do not block gangways as this can create dangerous situations.

On the previous visit to NYS in February, Sheffield Wednesday supporters were very helpful in ensuring this did not happen and hence we were able to offer the same, full allocation again.

We would like to thank all supporters for their co-operation in advance."

iFollow

Commentary from Rob O’Neill and former Owls striker John Pearson will be available to iFollow subscribers worldwide.

Supporters should note there will be no live stream of Carabao Cup fixtures on iFollow.

Our most recent clash with Rotherham – 16 February 2019

Last five v Rotherham

Rotherham 2-2 Owls – 16 April 2019 – Championship
Owls 2-2 Rotherham – 8 Dec 2018 – Championship
Rotherham 0-2 Owls – 4 April 2017 – Championship (pictured)
Owls 1-0 Rotherham – 17 Dec 2016 – Championship
Owls 0-1 Rotherham – 5 March 2016 – Championship

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