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Match preview: Stoke v Wednesday

24 December 2019

Wednesday moved up to third in the Championship following the 1-0 win over Bristol City at Hillsborough on Sunday.

Man of the Match Barry Bannan secured the points by scoring the only goal of the game from the penalty spot five minutes from time.

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The Owls will be looking to extend their fine run of form over the Christmas period and head to Stoke with four wins from the last five and unbeaten in six.

Stoke, meanwhile, dropped to the bottom of the division on Monday as a result of Wigan gaining a point away at Blackburn.

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The Potters have won just one of their last six games and are two points from safety.

Team news

SWFC: Steven Fletcher will resume training on Tuesday and could be back in the squad for the trip to Stoke.

Morgan Fox (eye) is fit and available for selection after picking up the impact injury during the Owls’ 1-0 win over Bristol City on Sunday.

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Fernando Forestieri (knee) is unlikely to feature before the New Year.

Sam Hutchinson is available for selection after completing his two-match suspension.

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Stoke: Full back Stephen Ward (back) and forward James McClean (hamstring) are doubts for Boxing Day.

Peter Etebo has been sidelined since October with injuries and illness but has returned to training.

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Ryan Woods is also back in training after suffering with illness last week.

Championship form

Owls: WWDWW
Stoke: LLWDL

Top scorers

Steven Fletcher: 12 goals
Sam Clucas: 6 goals

Pre-match interview

Tickets

Tickets have sold out for the Owls’ trip to the Bet365 Stadium.

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

UK

This weekend, iFollow commentary will be brought to you by Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.

Overseas

Supporters overseas can watch the game live with enhanced multi-camera coverage for the 2019/20 season.

To purchase your match pass click here.

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Last five v Stoke

Owls 1-0 Stoke – 22 October 2019 – Championship (pictured above)
Stoke 0-0 Owls – 30 March 2019 – Championship
Owls 2-2 Stoke – 15 September 2018 – Championship
Stoke 2-0 Owls – 1 December 2015 – League Cup
Owls 1–1 Stoke – 29 March 2008 – Championship


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