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Match preview: Owls v Blackburn

20 April 2021

Match Previews

Match preview: Owls v Blackburn

20 April 2021

The Owls are back at Hillsborough on Tuesday night with the home clash against Blackburn.

With slim hopes of Championship survival hanging in the balance, it’s a game from which Wednesday must emerge with a positive result.

The Owls are seven points from safety with four games to play, including a trip to relegation rivals Derby on the final day.

But to keep the fight for survival going, the Owls must dig deep in these final fixtures and three points on Tuesday would prove vital at this stage.

We face a Blackburn side who are 15th in the Championship, with two wins from their last 16 outings.

Rovers won last time out in their home fixture with Derby (2-1) on Friday evening.

Our last meeting with Rovers finished 1-1 on Boxing Day as an Adam Reach long range strike put us ahead before Joe Rothwell equalised for the host 14 minutes from time.


Assistant manager Jamie Smith and first team coach Paul Williams will once again lead the team in midweek while manager Darren Moore continues to focus on his recovery from illness.


Date: Tuesday 20 April
Kick-off: 7.00pm


Referee - Paul Tierney
Assistant Referee 1 - Lee Betts
Assistant Referee 2 - Constantine Hatzidakis
Fourth Official - Marc Edwards


The game will be broadcast live on iFollow with four-camera coverage and commentary from Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.

Match passes are available by CLICKING HERE

Season Ticket holders wishing to access the game can do so by CLICKING HERE


Our official Twitter account @swfc will provide a blow-by-blow text update of the Rovers clash, as well as posting key information, including team news at 6.00pm.

Our official Instagram @swfcofficial will also keep you up to date on the latest events and content uploaded to the story throughout the day.



The Megastore has reopened in line with the Government’s road to recovery.

However, the store will be open at slightly reduced hours on the matchday; from 10.00am – 3.30pm.

Our Meadowhall store also opened its doors and will follow the shopping mall’s regular hours.

Supporters can purchase official SWFC merchandise 24/7 at the Sheffield Wednesday Online Shop


Owls: Wednesday have no fresh injury concerns following the 1-1 draw with Bristol City.

Joost van Aken and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru were included in the matchday squad on Saturday as they continue to make progress towards a return to action.


Chey Dunkley (hamstring) continues to edge closer to his return, while Moses Odubajo (hamstring), Massimo Luongo (knee), Dominic Iorfa (Achilles) and Cameron Dawson (knee) remain sidelined.

Blackburn: Defender Darragh Lenihan (groin) is expected to feature at Hillsborough after missing out in his side’s 2-1 win over Derby on Friday.


Blackburn: DLLDW

LAST FIVE v Blackburn

Blackburn 1-1 Owls – 26 December 2020 - Championship
Owls 0-5 Blackburn – 18 January 2020 – Championship
Blackburn 2-1 Owls – 2 November 2019 – Championship
Owls 4-2 Blackburn – 16 March 2019 – Championship
Blackburn 4-2 Owls – 1 December 2018 – Championship

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