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Match preview - Preston v Owls

20 November 2020

Match Previews

Match preview - Preston v Owls

20 November 2020

We resume our Championship campaign this weekend with a trip to Preston.

It’s been all change at Hillsborough over the last week with new manager Tony Pulis coming into the club.

Pulis has had his first full week on the training ground in preparation for the trip to Deepdale on Saturday.


Prior to the international break, Wednesday moved off the foot of the Championship table with the 0-0 draw against Millwall.

A win this weekend could see the Owls move out of the bottom three for the first time this season.

Preston, meanwhile, have lost three of their last four outings in the Championship, though have not tasted defeat on home soil against Wednesday since December 2011.

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


- Date: Saturday 21 November
- Kick-off, 3.00pm
- Championship
- Deepdale


Referee - David Webb
Assistant Referee 1 - Jonathan Hunt
Assistant Referee 2 - Craig Taylor
Fourth Official - Jeremy Simpson


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SWFC: Tony Pulis has assessed the squad over his first full week and says there are injuries in the camp which will be monitored.

Massimo Luongo was making good progress with his knee injury prior to the international break and could come back into contention on Saturday.


Kadeem Harris remains suspended while Aden Flint (hamstring) is a longer term absentee.

Preston: Ben Davies, Andrew Hughes and Patrick Bauer were all missing before the break and will be given as long as possible to prove their fitness.

Defensive midfielder Ben Pearson (groin) will be hoping to be play a part after being sidelined since mid-October.

Alan Browne tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty with Republic of Ireland and will miss this fixture.



Adam Reach enjoyed a season-long loan spell with Preston during the 2015/16 season, where he made 36 starts in all competition.

LAST MEETING – 8 July 2020 | Owls 1-3 Preston

LAST FIVE v Preston

Owls 1-3 Preston - 8 July 2020 – Championship
Preston 2-1 Owls – 24 August 2019 – Championship
Preston 3-3 Owls– 27 April 2019 – Championship
Owls 1-0 Preston – 22 December 2018 – Championship
Owls 4-1 Preston – 30 March 2018 – Championship

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