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Match preview: West Brom v Wednesday

22 November 2019

The Owls return to Championship action after the recent international break with a trip to The Hawthorns on Saturday.

West Brom lead the way in the second tier, topping the table with nine wins from their 16 games and just one defeat.

The Baggies have 33 points and are unbeaten on home soil in the Championship so far this season.

Wednesday head into the weekend eight points behind West Brom and sit eighth in the table.

Garry Monk’s side have lost just one of their last six outings.

The Owls’ last picked up three points at The Hawthorns in April 2007 when Deon Burton’s 59th minute goal settled the game.

Team news

SWFC: Wednesday have no injury concerns ahead of the weekend.

Julian Börner, Massimo Luongo and Sam Hutchinson are back available.

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Atdhe Nuhiu and Liam Palmer have returned from international duty in good shape.

Joe Wildsmith remains sidelined but is making good progress on his return to fitness and is in full training at Middlewood Road.

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WBA: Slaven Bilic has several team selection issues to consider.

Nathan Ferguson will serve the final game of his three-match ban.

Midfield duo Romaine Sawyers and Jake Livermore are both suspended for one game due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

Gareth Barry and Kieran Gibbs could return after struggling with injury before the international break.

Championship form

Owls: DWDLD
WBA: WDDWW

Video preview – Barry Bannan

INSIDE TRAINING

Tickets

The Owls’ allocation for the trip to West Brom has sold out and the boys will be backed by 2,000 Wednesdayites.

Going to the game?

Wednesday fans should be aware that once inside the stadium, kiosks at the Hawthorns are card only.

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Travel

West Midlands Railway will be operating a reduced timetable on Saturdays throughout November and December.

Fans travelling to this weekend’s game are encouraged to use alternative options where possible.

Should supporters choose to travel by train, please allow up to three hours as stations and services are expected to be extremely busy.

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

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

This weekend, iFollow 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.

Match passes for this service are priced at £5.

SUBSCRIBE TO IFOLLOW HERE

Last five v West Brom

WBA 1-1 Owls – 29 Dec 2018 – Championship (pictured)
Owls 2-2 WBA – 3 Oct 2018 – Championship
WBA 1-0 Owls – 9 Mar 2010 – Championship
Owls 0-4 WBA – 28 Nov 2009 – Championship
Owls 0-1 WBA – 4 Mar 2008 – Championship

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