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Match preview: Reading v Owls

5 March 2021

Sheffield Wednesday head to Reading on Saturday looking to post a first win under new manager Darren Moore, who takes charge of his second game after less than a week at the club.

The Owls will be aiming to put a halt to the current run of five straight defeats, while Reading head into the game in good form with back-to-back wins over Rotherham and Blackburn.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game:

MATCH DETAILS

Date: Saturday 6 March
Kick-off: 3.00pm
Championship
Madejski Stadium

OFFICIALS

Referee – James Linington
Assistant Referee 1 - Nigel Lugg
Assistant Referee 2 - George Byrne
Fourth Official - Benjamin Speedie

LIVE BROADCAST

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

You can purchase a match pass for £10 by CLICKING HERE.

FOLLOW THE GAME ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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

THE MANAGER: Darren Moore

“In this league, with us playing a couple of games a week, the pendulum can shift very, very quickly should you get a couple of results back-to-back.

The door can be opened and pull a lot of people back in - the Championship has always been renowned as a league that is nip and tuck from top to bottom.”

TEAM NEWS

Owls: Wednesday have no fresh injury concerns following the clash with Rotherham in midweek.

Keiren Westwood (rib) and Andre Green (Achilles) are edging closer to a return but will not be part of the squad travelling to Berkshire.

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Massimo Luongo (knee) remains sidelined and the Owls boss is hopeful more will known next week as to a timescale on his on his return to training.

Reading: Former Owls defender Michael Morrison (hamstring) is a doubt for Royals.

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Midfielder Andy Rinomhota has also suffered a hamstring injury and is not expected back until after the international break.

John Swift (hamstring) is sidelined, while Yakou Meite (groin) and Lewis Gibson (quad) will be hoping to return to the squad.

FORM GUIDE

Owls: LLLLL
Reading: WLLWW

LAST TIME AT THE MADEJSKI

LAST FIVE v Reading

Owls 1-1 Reading – 2 December 2020 – Championship
Owls 0-3 Reading – 15 February 2020 – Championship
Reading 1-3 Owls – 3 August 2019 – Championship
Owls 0-0 Reading– 9 February 2019 – Championship
Reading 1-2 Owls – 1 September 2018 – Championship

 


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