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Match preview: Stoke v Wednesday

29 March 2019

With the international break complete, the Owls return to action and face a trip to Stoke City.

Prior to the break, Wednesday had gone ten unbeaten under Steve Bruce and 11 Championship outings in total.

The run stretches back to the Owls’ victory over Wigan in mid-January and includes six wins, five draws and seven clean sheets.

Stoke are themselves on a long unbeaten run which began in early February.

The Potters are seven unbeaten, though six of those have been draws. Nathan Jones’ side have drawn their last three games 0-0.

The last team in the top four tiers of English football to draw four in a row goalless were Arsenal in February 2009.

The reverse fixture at Hillsborough finished 2-2, as the Owls came from two goals down to rescue a point. Wednesday are five places (10th) and eight points (55) ahead of Stoke.

Here is swfc.co.uk’s match preview:

Team news

Owls: Steven Fletcher (groin) is major doubt for the Owls and unlikely to feature this weekend.

Gary Hooper, Fernando Forestieri and Lucas Joao could be involved in the squad.

Stoke: Sam Clucas is ruled out as the midfielder serves the final game of his three-match ban.

Ex-Owls loanee Benik Afobe (hamstring) could be in line for a return to action.

Full back Tom Edwards missed England Under-20s' game against Portugal last Tuesday after pulling out with an injury sustained in the first game of the international break and is a doubt.

Tickets

The Owls’ allocation for the Championship clash with Stoke City has sold out.

Wednesday will be backed by 2,931 travelling fans at the bet365 Stadium

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.

Supporters

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.

Last five v Stoke

2018/19
Owls 2-2 Stoke | 15 September 2018 | Championship (pictured)

2015/16
Stoke 2-0 Owls | 1 December 2015 | League Cup

2007/08
Owls 1-1 Stoke | 29 March 2008 | Championship
Stoke 2-4 Owls | 20 October 2007 | Championship

2006/07
Stoke 1-2 Owls | 26 December 2006 | Championship


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