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Match preview: Forest v Wednesday

13 December 2019

Sheffield Wednesday head to Nottingham Forest this weekend.

A victory would see the Owls leapfrog their Championship rivals Forest, who are in fifth position with 34 points.

Wednesday are eighth, just one point behind.

Forest have enjoyed a strong season so far but are on a three-game winless run and have just one win in their last five.

That win came away at QPR (4-0) but just three goals have been scored in the other four games.

Forest’s last victory on home soil was in early November against Derby (1-0).

Wednesday have won eight of their last nine meetings against Forest.

Team news

SWFC: Moses Odubajo and Sam Hutchinson will miss Wednesday’s trip to the City Ground.

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Hutchinson picked up his tenth booking of the season away at Derby in midweek and now serves a two-match ban.

Odubajo was sent off at Pride Park after picking up two yellows and his one-match suspension will see him miss the Forest clash.

Nottingham Forest: Yuri Ribeiro, Samba Sow and Carl Jenkinson have been out through injury.

Ribeiro and Jenkinson could return for Saturday's game against Wednesday. Sow, meanwhile, featured at Hillsborough on Friday for Forest's Under-23s.

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Ryan Yates returned to Forest’s starting XI in the midweek 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough after completing his three-match ban.

Yohan Benalouane and Michael Hefele continue their recovery from long-term injury, with the former also included in the Under-23s' visit to Hillsborough on Friday.

Championship form

Owls: LDWWD
Nottingham Forest: DWLDD

Top scorers

Steven Fletcher: 11 goals
Lewis Grabban: 10 goals

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Tickets

The Owls’ allocation for the clash at the City Ground has sold out.

Wednesday will be backed by just over 2,000 Owls fans.

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Safety

Sheffield Wednesday are reminding supporters of their conduct whilst following the team both at Hillsborough and away from home.

The launching of missiles from the stands, including pyrotechnics, are criminal offences and the club have a zero-tolerance policy to these.

iFollow

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UK

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

This weekend, iFollow commentary will be from Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.

INTERNATIONAL

For overseas fans, subscribers can watch the full game with enhanced production for the 2019/20 season including four-camera coverage, match commentary and graphics.

Match passes for this service are priced at £5.

Last five v Nottingham Forest

Owls 3-0 Forest – 9 April 2019 – Championship (pictured)
Forest 2-1 Owls – 19 September 2018 – Championship
Forest 0-3 Owls – 26 December 2017 – Championship
Owls 3-1 Forest – 9 September 2017 – Championship
Forest 1–2 Owls – 18 February 2017 – Championship

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