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Match preview: Brentford v Wednesday

6 March 2020

Wednesday are back on the road this weekend with a trip to Brentford.

It will be the Owls’ final visit to Griffin Park before the Bees relocate to their new stadium in the summer.

Both have struggled for victories of late. Brentford are winless in five – a run which has seen Thomas Frank’s side drift away from the automatic promotion places.

The Bees are fifth in the Championship with 57 points, nine more than the Owls, who head to the capital in 12th.

Team news

Wednesday: Kieran Lee (groin) will miss out this weekend.

Julian Börner (hamstring) will be assessed ahead of the game after being withdrawn at half time of the Owls’ FA Cup clash with Manchester City.

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Massimo Luongo and Moses Odubajo have returned to training and could provide fresh options, while Adam Reach is expected back next week.

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Brentford: The Bees could be boosted by the return of defender Pontus Jansson.

A hip injury has seen the influential stopper sidelined since January. Brentford have won just two of nine league games since the Swede last played.

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Current form in all competitions

Owls: LDWLL
Brentford: DDDLD

Top scorers

Steven Fletcher: 13 goals
Ollie Watkins: 22 goals

Leading appearances

Kadeem Harris: 37 appearances
Rico Henry: 38 appearances

Most recent line-ups

Wednesday v Man City (0-1): Wildsmith, Palmer, Fox, Börner (Lees 45), Iorfa, Murphy, Pelupessy, Lee (Hunt 63), Bannan, Da Cruz, Forestieri (Fletcher 56)

Cardiff v Brentford (2-2): Raya, Racic, Pinnock, Dalsgaard, Henry, Norgaard, Marcondes (Baptiste 84 (J Zamburek 89)), Da Silva, Benrahma, Mbeumo, Watkins

Press conference

Tickets

SOLD OUT. Wednesday were allocated 1,645 tickets.

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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For overseas fans, subscribers can watch the full game with enhanced production for the 2019/20 season including multi-camera coverage, match commentary and graphics.

Last meeting – 7 December 2019

Last five v Brentford

Owls 2-1 Brentford - 7 December 2019 - Championship
Owls 2-0 Brentford - 26 February 2019 – Championship
Brentford 2-0 Owls - 19 August 2018 – Championship
Brentford 2-0 Owls - 30 December 2017 – Championship
Owls 2-1 Brentford – 12 September 2017 – Championship


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