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Match preview: Birmingham v Wednesday

21 February 2020

Sheffield Wednesday make the trip to St Andrew’s this weekend.

Garry Monk’s side will be aiming to arrest their current run of form which stands at six without a win in the Championship.

Birmingham, though, are unbeaten in 10 in all competitions.

The Blues head into the clash with the Owls on the back of three league wins from the last four.

Team news

SWFC: The big news from Thursday’s pre-match press conference was Steven Fletcher’s return to training this week.

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The striker may be involved on Saturday and will be assessed ahead of the game.

Massimo Luongo (calf), Moses Odubajo (hamstring) and Adam Reach (toe) will miss out on Saturday.

Osaze Urhoghide serves a one-match suspension.

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Birmingham: Scott Hogan (ankle) is a doubt for the Blues after picking up an ankle injury in last week’s 1-1 draw with Brentford.

Ex-Owl Jacques Maghoma is out with a thigh injury.

Meanwhile, Kerim Mrabti (hamstring) and Josh McEachran (ACL) are also sidelined.

Current form in all competitions

Owls: LDDLL
Birmingham: WDWWD

Top scorers

Steven Fletcher: 12 goals
Lukas Jutkiewicz: 12 goals

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Most recent line-ups

Birmingham (v Brentford): Camp, Colin, Roberts, Clarke-Salter, Pedersen, Bela (Harding 90+1), G Gardner, Sunjic, Bellingham, Hogan (Crowley 75), Jutkiewicz

Owls (v Reading): Dawson, Urhoghide (s/o 48), Iorfa, Börner, Palmer, Harris, Pelupessy (Bannan 46), Lee, Da Cruz (Murphy 56), Forestieri, Nuhiu (Wickham 67)

Press conference

Tickets

Wednesday’s allocation for the trip to Birmingham has sold out.

The Owls were allocated 2,800 tickets for the clash at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium.

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Supporter behaviour

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 to which the club has a zero tolerance policy.

Offensive or unlawful chanting could result in ejection from the stadium and further action from the club and/or relevant authorities.

iFollow

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Last meeting – 27 November 2019

Last five v Birmingham

Owls 1-1 Birmingham - 27 November 2019 - Championship
Owls 1-1 Birmingham - 1 January 2019 - Championship
Birmingham 3-1 Owls - 27 October 2018 – Championship
Owls 1-3 Birmingham - 3 February 2018 – Championship
Birmingham 1-0 Owls - 27 September 2017 – Championship


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