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Match preview: Derby v Wednesday

7 May 2021

Days in football don’t come much bigger than Saturday.

As we approach the season finale at Pride Park, both Derby and Sheffield Wednesday are fighting for their lives in the Championship.

At least one of the two will be relegated this weekend but for the Owls, it’s a simple equation. Darren Moore’s side must win the game to stand a chance of a dramatic last day survival.

Should Wednesday achieve the victory we so desperately need, then the Rams will fall into League One.

Plenty also rides on Rotherham’s result at Cardiff with the Owls needing the Millers to drop points in the Welsh capital.

See more here on the combinations and permutations ahead of survival Saturday.

Whatever the outcome, it will be nail-biting, edge of the seats stuff to reach the conclusion of the 2020/21 season.

MATCH DETAILS

Date: Saturday 8 May
Kick-off: 12.30pm
Championship
Pride Park

OFFICIALS

Referee - Mike Dean
Assistant Referee - Ian Hussin
Assistant Referee - Daniel Robathan
Fourth Official - Jeremy Simpson

LIVE BROADCAST

Due to the fixture being televised live on Sky Sports, our regular iFollow service is not in operation this weekend due to rights holders’ agreements.

Audio Match Passes

Listen to live commentary from the game for £2.50 available on the iFollow platform by CLICKING HERE.

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 11.30am.

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

OWLS MEGASTORE

Our Megastore at Hillsborough will be closed due to essential maintenance on Saturday.

TEAM NEWS

Owls: Tom Lees (ankle ligaments) will not feature in the season finale.

There were no fresh injury concerns immediately following our goalless draw with Nottingham Forest last weekend.

Our pre-match press conference is due to take place today at 2.00pm where assistant manager Jamie Smith will discuss the latest news from the Owls camp.

Derby: Key Rams defender Krystian Bielik (ACL) will be a big miss for Wayne Rooney’s side this weekend.

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Lee Gregory (hamstring) has been sidelined since early April. The Stoke loanee had scored in back to back games against Brentford and Luton but went on to suffer the injury against the Hatters.

FORM GUIDE

Owls: LDWLD
Derby: LLLLLL

LAST MEETING

LAST FIVE v Derby

Owls 1-0 Derby – 1 January 2021 - Championship
Owls 1-3 Derby – 29 February 2020 – Championship
Derby 1-1 Owls – 11 December 2019 – Championship
Derby 1-1 Owls – 9 March 2019 – Championship
Owls 1-2 Derby – 24 November 2018 – Championship


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