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Match preview: Morecambe v Wednesday

27 August 2021

Sheffield Wednesday head to Morecambe on Saturday looking to extend what has been a positive start to the season.

The Owls are yet to concede a single goal in 2021/22 and have won the previous three league fixtures against Doncaster, Fleetwood and Rotherham.

Morecambe have gained four points from their opening four games in League One following promotion via the play-offs last season.

The Shrimps have lost three consecutive games heading into the clash with Wednesday, two in the league at home to Rotherham (0-1) and away at Gillingham (2-1).

Stephen Robinson’s side were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup in midweek, going down 4-2 at home to Preston.

Cole Stockton is one to watch for us this weekend as the Shrimps striker has begun the season in incredible form with six goals from six games in all competitions.

MATCH DETAILS

Date: Saturday 28 August
Kick-off: 3.00pm
League One
Mazuma Stadium

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OFFICIALS

Referee – Anthony Backhouse
Assistant Referee – Mark Cunliffe
Assistant Referee – Matthew Parry
Fourth Official – Ivan Stankovic

LIVE BROADCAST

Live match commentary will be provided by iFollow, while the game will be streamed live overseas.

Audio match passes are available for £2.50.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Our official Twitter account @swfc will provide a blow-by-blow text update of the game as well as all key match information, including team news at 2.00pm.

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

The key news will also be uploaded to our Facebook page HERE.

ON THE MATCHDAY

A reminder that this all-ticket fixture has sold out to Wednesdayites.

Our allocation of 1,779 was sold out by Monday of this week and we thank our fans, as ever, for your terrific support.

- Turnstiles will open at 1:45pm
- Please have your e-ticket or match ticket ready to scan at the turnstile upon entry
- All concession kiosks will be open and serving food and drinks
- Contactless payments are accepted and preferred to cash where possible

Fans are reminded of their conduct during all home and away fixtures HERE.

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TEAM NEWS

Owls: Sam Hutchinson will be assessed ahead of the game on Saturday.

The defender has begun the season in fine form but picked up an injury in our 1-0 win over Fleetwood. He is rated ‘touch and go’ by manager Darren Moore to feature.

Sylla Sow and Theo Corbeanu could make their first appearances for the Owls after impressing manager Moore in training.

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Olamide Shodipo has trained with the squad this week but the Wednesday boss will not risk the QPR loanee this weekend and will give the forward more time on the training pitches.

Elsewhere, Massimo Luongo has been ruled out, while Lewis Gibson is scheduled to resume full training from Monday.

Morecambe: The hosts have no fresh injury concerns following their defeat at home to Preston on Tuesday night.

Jon Obika and Jonah Ayunga are likely to remain sidelined through injury.

FORM GUIDE

Owls: LDWWW
Morecambe: WWLLL

LAST MEETING

We have only met Morecambe once before in our history – a 2-1 victory on the road in the first round of the FA Cup of 2011/12.

Goals from Chris Lines and Chris O’Grady sealed our passage to round two.


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