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Match preview: Rovers v Wednesday

1 November 2019

Wednesday will be out to extend their good run of form this weekend when they travel to Blackburn.

The Owls are unbeaten in four with three clean sheets and head into the weekend three points off top spot.

Manager Garry Monk has this week expressed his delight with the squad since taking charge at Hillsborough.

Wednesday have collected an impressive point tally of 15, losing just one of Monk’s eight Championships games in the hot seat.

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Rovers are on a six-game winless run in the Championship.

Tony Mowbray’s side have lost four of their last six outings, including last weekend’s 3-2 defeat away at rivals Preston after going 2-0 up in the first half.

Team news

SWFC: Julian Börner has trained this week after missing the Yorkshire derby with Leeds last weekend.

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The defender picked up an ankle injury in the warm-up at Hillsborough but is likely to make a swift return to action when the Owls travel to Ewood Park.

Massimo Luongo (knee) will be assessed on Friday. During the pre-match press conference, Monk said: “Massimo had a slight niggle and we’ll assess him tomorrow. If not for Blackburn, then we are confident for Swansea the week after.”

Tom Lees has been in full training this week and all being well, will be given a run out for the Under-23s next week.

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Blackburn: Lewis Holtby (hamstring) has missed the last two games but could return this weekend.

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Darragh Lenihan (knee) remains sidelined.

Championship form

Owls: LWDWD
Blackburn: DLDLL

Remembrance Day commemorations

Tributes will be paid to fallen servicemen and women as part of the club’s Remembrance Day commemorations.

Both teams will lay wreaths in the centre circle and a minute’s silence will take place prior to kick-off, during which the Last Post will be played.

Tickets

Tickets will remain on sale at Hillsborough until 3.00pm on Friday.

Owls fans can purchase tickets on the day of the game via the Away Ticket Office from 1.00pm.

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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.

Read more: Owls backing Pyrotechnic Charter

Parking

All official car parks are £10 on a first come first served basis.

For disabled parking telephone 01254 508283 during office hours.

iFollow

UK

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

This weekend, 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.

SUBSCRIBE TO IFOLLOW HERE

Last five v Blackburn

Owls 4-2 Blackburn – 16 March 2019 – Championship (pictured)
Blackburn 4-2 Owls – 1 December 2018 – Championship
Owls 2-1 Blackburn – 14 February 2017 – Championship
Blackburn 0-1 Owls – 27 September 2016 – Championship
Owls 2-1 Blackburn – 5 April 2016 – Championship

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