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Match preview: Rotherham v Wednesday

15 February 2019

Sheffield Wednesday head to The New York Stadium to face South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham on Saturday (1.00pm).

The Owls are unbeaten in four Championship fixtures, posting clean sheets in each of those v Wigan (1-0), Ipswich (0-1), Reading (0-0) and Millwall (0-0).

Six places and 12 points separate the two sides, with the Owls in 16th spot on 40 points from 31 games.

The Millers slipped into the bottom three in midweek and have 28 points from 32 games.

Paul Warne’s side are on a three-game unbeaten run, drawing with Millwall (0-0), Wigan (1-1) and Hull (2-2).

Here is swfc.co.uk’s match preview:

Team news

Owls: Tom Lees is back in contention to return to the side after missing Wednesday’s last two outings through a shin injury.

The skipper picked up the knock last week but has returned to full training.

Elsewhere, there are no fresh injury concerns.

Rotherham: Defender Clark Robertson (ankle) and Ryan Williams (hamstring) are expected to be fit for the clash with the Owls.

Preview

Minute’s applause

Ahead of kick-off, there will be a minute’s applause in tribute of England World Cup winner Gordon Banks, who passed away on Tuesday of this week.

Visiting supporters

The Millers have shared information for Wednesdayites ahead of the game – CLICK HERE for full details.

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

Follow the game live

Subscribers in the UK and overseas can listen live with our iFollow team of Rob O’Neill and John Pearson calling the action.

The game will be streamed on iFollow to overseas subscribers.

Highlights from our previous meeting with Rotherham

Memorable encounter: Rotherham 2-3 Owls (2014/15)

Last five v Rotherham

2018/19
Owls 2-2 Rotherham | 8 December 2018 | Championship

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

2015/16
Owls 0-1 Rotherham | 5 March 2016| Championship
Rotherham 1-2 Owls | 23 October 2015 | Championship


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