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Match preview: Owls v Blades

4 March 2019

The Owls face Sheffield United under the Hillsborough lights and live on Sky Sports on Monday evening (7.45pm).

For Wednesday, the recent unbeaten run has lifted spirits and confidence ahead of the derby.

Steve Bruce’s first month in charge ended with three wins and three draws for the Owls, which has lifted Wednesday up to 12th in the division ahead of the weekend’s round of fixtures.

After three consecutive draws, Wednesday have posted back to back home wins over Swansea and Brentford heading into the Steel City clash.

The Blades are also in strong form and have won their three previous Sky Bet Championship outings, without conceding, leading up to Monday at Hillsborough.

United have lost just one league game in 12 which came back in January's trip to Swansea.

Here is’s match preview:

Team news

Owls: Achraf Lazaar (hamstring) is ruled out of Monday’s derby.

The Newcastle loanee pulled up with injury during the first half of the Owls’ 2-0 win over Brentford.

Morgan Fox (back) and Jordan Thorniley (concussion) could also come back into contention.

Elsewhere, there are no fresh injury concerns for Bruce’s side.

Sheffield United: Defender Jack O’Connell has missed the Blades’ last three outings with a hamstring injury but could return to the starting line-up on Monday.

Fellow defenders John Egan and George Baldock are also fit to feature.

Preview - Steve Bruce's pre-match press conference


North Stand tickets are now sold out, while limited availability remains on the Kop, South and Grandstand.

Supporters should note there will be no turnstile sales on the day. For supporters booking online, please ensure you are logged in to your account first.

Tickets are available to fans who have been on the SWFC database prior to 1 December 2018.

The Ticket Office is open on Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm, closed on Sunday and open again on Monday from 9.00am until kick-off.

Weston Park Cancer Charity

On Monday the Steel City derby returns to Hillsborough and both teams will be showing support for one of Sheffield’s greatest institutions, Weston Park Cancer Charity.

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 broadcast live on Sky Sports meaning there will be no live stream on iFollow.


Fans who leave the stadium via Gate 7, must make their exit underneath the South Stand and over the bridge or via Penistone Road.

Home supporters will not be able to exit via Leppings Lane.

In addition supporters are as always reminded of their conduct while following the Owls home and away. This includes behaviour inside and outside of the stadium, the launching of missiles, pyrotechnics, coins or bottles.

Anyone found to be in breach of ground regulations and/or the law will be met with potential club and legal action.

Thank you for your co-operation.


Any cars parked illegally in areas surrounding the stadium run the risk of parking tickets.

Please note that traffic wardens are extra vigilant on matchdays.

Last five v Sheffield United

Blades 0-0 Owls | 9 November 2018 | Championship

Blades 0-0 Owls | 12 January 2018 | Championship
Owls 2-4 Blades | 24 September 2017 | Championship

Owls 1-0 Blades | 26 February 2012 | League One
Blades 2-2 Owls | 16 October 2011 | League One

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