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Match preview: Owls v Fleetwood

17 August 2021

The Owls are back in action at Hillsborough tonight facing Fleetwood Town.

Wednesday will be aiming to continue the positive start to the new season and post back to back wins on home soil.

The solid 2-0 win over Doncaster on Saturday followed a hard-fought point away at Charlton.


Simon Grayson’s Fleetwood side have suffered narrow defeats in their opening three games.

Beginning with a 1-0 home reverse to Portsmouth, they remain searching for their first points of the season after slipping to a 2-1 loss on the road at Lincoln on Saturday.

Fleetwood also exited the Carabao Cup at the hands of Championship side Stoke (2-1) at the bet365 Stadium.


Date: Tuesday 17 August
Kick-off: 7.45pm
League One



Referee – Sebastian Stockbridge
Assistant Referee – Daniel Woodward
Assistant Referee – Robert Atkin
Fourth Official – Conor Brown


As a designated midweek fixture, supporters in the UK and overseas can purchase a live match pass to watch the Owls’ clash with Fleetwood.

The fixture is exclusive to iFollow and match passes are priced at £10.

Commentary will be provided by Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.


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 6.45pm.

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.


Turnstiles will be open from 6.30pm and supporters are advised to arrive as early as possible.

Pre-paid tickets will be available for collection from 6.30pm. Fans on the Kop/North Stand should head to Gate 18, and those in the South Stand/Grandstand to the South Stand Ticket Office.

Limited cash turnstiles will be in operation on each stand and there will be no 50/50 draw for this midweek fixture.


Owls: Wednesday are in good shape for Tuesday night.

There were no fresh injuries from our 2-0 win over Doncaster but given the quick turnaround, manager Darren Moore may opt to use fresh legs.

Callum Paterson could come back into contention after his head injury at Charlton on the opening day.

George Byers impressed on his debut for the Owls against Rovers. The midfielder came on after 70 minutes and had a hand in the opening goal and will no doubt be in the manager’s thoughts.

Likewise, Lee Gregory made his first appearance in the blue and white on Saturday, coming on from the bench on the hour mark.


Jaden Brown will also be in the running after making a positive contribution from the bench on Saturday with an assist for Dennis Adeniran’s goal.

Fleetwood: The visitors may make changes for the trip to Hillsborough.

There are no fresh injuries in the squad but after starting the term with three consecutive defeats, Grayson may opt to freshen up his starting XI.


Owls: LDW
Fleetwood: LLL


The midweek clash between the Owls and the Cod Army will be the first ever meeting between the two sides in any competition.

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