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Match preview - Owls v Barnsley

11 December 2020

It’s a South Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough this weekend as we host Barnsley.

Wednesday will be aiming for their first win under manager Tony Pulis, who has spoken of the need for a much-improved performance after the midweek defeat at Huddersfield.

Prior to the clash at the John Smith’s Stadium, Pulis has been pleased with many aspects of his side’s displays and believes the Owls should have gained more points from their efforts over the last three weeks.

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Focusing on the clash with Barnsley, the recent history is in Wednesday’s favour, who have gone almost 12 years without defeat in this fixture.

But the Reds head into the game in good spirits with two wins from their last three outings.

Valérien Ismaël’s side are 16th in the Championship with 22 points from 17 games.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game;

MATCH DETAILS

- Date: Saturday 12 December
- Kick-off, 3.00pm
- Championship
- Hillsborough

OFFICIALS

Referee – James Linington
Assistant Referee – Adam Crysell
Assistant Referee – Matthew Jones
Fourth Official – Robert Madley

WATCH LIVE

The game is live on iFollow, with multi-angle coverage, replays and commentary from Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.

Season Ticket holders must apply before 11.00am on Saturday 12 December to guarantee access for this weekend’s game.

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TEAM NEWS

SWFC: Chey Dunkley has had a good week on the training ground and manager Tony Pulis is pleased with the progress of the defender.

The former Wigan man is yet to feature for the Owls this season.

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Julian Börner will be assessed after taking a knock to the head last time out against Huddersfield. Following checks after the collision, it’s confirmed Börner has not suffered any fracture and a decision will be made ahead of the game.

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Keiren Westwood (groin) is making good progress but unlikely to be involved this week.

Barnsley: The Reds have no fresh injury concerns following their 2-1 win over Wycombe in midweek.

Defender Jordan Williams will miss out on Saturday as it is confirmed he will return to training next week.

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Full back Ben Williams and midfielder Mike-Steven Bahre are absent through injury.

FORM GUIDE

Wednesday: DDDLL
Barnsley: LLWLW

LAST FIVE v Barnsley

Barnsley 1-1 Owls – 8 February 2020 – Championship
Owls 2-0 Barnsley – 10 August 2019 – Championship
Barnsley 1-1 Owls – 10 February 2018 – Championship
Owls 1-1 Barnsley – 28 October 2017 – Championship
Barnsley 1-1 Owls – 1 April 2017 – Championship

LAST MEETING AT HILLSBOROUGH


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