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Match preview: Owls v Preston

29 January 2021

The Owls are looking to post their fourth consecutive win on home soil this weekend as they welcome Preston to Hillsborough.

Wednesday head into the game on the back of three successive S6 victories over Coventry, Middlesbrough and Derby.

Neil Thompson, though, is looking for a reaction from his side after defeat away at Coventry in midweek.

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The Owls slipped to a 2-0 loss at St Andrew’s and now face Preston at Hillsborough.

The Lilywhites are 11th in the Championship and six points outside of the top six.

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

MATCH DETAILS

- Date: Saturday 30 January
- Kick-off, 3.00pm
- Championship
- Hillsborough

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OFFICIALS

Referee – Andre Marriner
Assistant Referee 1 - Richard West
Assistant Referee 2 - Matthew Jones
Fourth Official - David Webb

LIVE BROADCAST

The game will be broadcast live on iFollow with match commentary from Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.

Season Ticket holders must apply before 2.00pm on the matchday to guarantee access for the game.

Supporters can buy their match pass for £10 by CLICKING HERE.

TEAM NEWS

SWFC: Chey Dunkley has returned to full training, though Thompson has said the weekend game will come too soon but is hopeful to have the defender back available next week.

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Joost van Aken has also returned to training.

Moses Odubajo (hamstring) has been ruled out.

Preston: Alex Neil has reported no fresh injury concerns.

Left back Greg Cunningham is available for selection after completing his loan move from Cardiff.

Andrew Hughes (shoulder) will be assessed ahead of the game.

Declan Rudd, Patrick Bauer and Louis Moult are longer term injury concerns for PNE.

FORM GUIDE

Wednesday: WWWLL
Preston: LLLWD

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LAST FIVE v Preston

Preston 1-0 Owls – 21 November 2020 – Championship
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

 


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