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Match preview: QPR v Owls

23 January 2020

Wednesday are back in FA Cup action on Friday evening.

After defeating Premier League side Brighton in the third round earlier this month, the Owls were drawn away against QPR at the next stage.

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The R’s overcame Swansea 5-1 on home soil in the last round to book their place in round four.

For Garry Monk’s side, the cup clash will provide an opportunity for a response after going down heavily at home to Blackburn in the Championship last weekend.

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Wednesday have been strong on the road this term and have won their last two away from Hillsborough (Brighton 0-1, Leeds 0-2).

In fact, the Owls are the highest scorers in the division away from home with 25 goals from 14 games.

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QPR are on a good run of form with three wins from their last four and have won their previous three in all competitions at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Team news

SWFC: Wednesday have no fresh injury concerns for the cup-tie on Friday.

Liam Palmer and Fernando Forestieri are edging closer to their respective returns but are unlikely to feature in the capital on Friday.

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The Owls Under-23s host Hull at Middlewood Road on the same day and Monk has indicated Forestieri could store minutes under the belt in this fixture.

Massimo Luongo has had the red card rescinded from the weekend clash with Blackburn and is available for selection against his former club.

QPR: Jordan Hugill is back in contention after missing the Leeds game with a knock.

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Goalkeeper Joe Lumley is also likely to be available but faces stiff competition for the gloves from Liam Kelly, who kept a clean sheet in the weekend clash with Leeds and saved a penalty from Patrick Bamford.

Yoann Barbet (knee) has been out for three months and is due back in full training next week.

Pre-match press conferences


Current form

Owls: LLWWL
QPR: LWWLW

Top scorers

Steven Fletcher: 12 goals
Nahki Wells: 14 goals

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Tickets

Wednesday were originally allocated 2,663 and then received a further 300 tickets for the cup-tie.

Tickets have now sold out to visiting supporters.

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

iFollow commentary will be brought to you by Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.

There will be no live stream due to FA Cup broadcast restrictions.

BT Sport

The Owls’ trip to QPR on Friday evening has been selected for live broadcast on BT Sport.

The game is available to subscribers on BT Sport Extra 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Last meeting – 31 August 2019

Last five v QPR

Owls 1-2 QPR - 31 August 2019 - Championship
Owls 1-2 QPR - 5 May 2019 - Championship
QPR 3-0 Owls - 23 October 2018 – Championship
QPR 4-2 Owls - 10 April 2018 – Championship
Owls 1-1 QPR - 12 August 2017 - Championship


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