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Match preview: Wednesday v Sunderland

2 November 2021

Wednesday face Sunderland at Hillsborough this evening.

The fixture was postponed back in September due to international call-ups.

Both sides are aiming for a return to winning ways in League One, with the Owls on a run of four consecutive draws and the Black Cats having suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.

PRE-MATCH STATS

Wednesday have lost one game in 10 going into the Black Cats clash.

The Owls and Sunderland have the joint best defensive home records (4 conceded).

Wednesday have drawn the most games in League One (7), along with Cambridge and Gillingham.

Our top scorer is Lee Gregory, while Ross Stewart leads the way for Sunderland.

The Owls are unbeaten in five, the fourth best current run in the division.

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MATCH DETAILS

Date: Tuesday 2 November
Kick-off: 7.45pm
League One
Hillsborough

OFFICIALS

Referee - Craig Hicks
Assistant referee - Danny Gratton
Assistant referee - Richard Woodward
Fourth official - Tom Reeves

ARRIVE EARLY!

Supporters are advised to arrive early at the stadium to avoid unnecessary queuing time ahead of the game.

PRE-PAID TICKET COLLECTION

Supporters who opt to collect tickets from the Ticket Office, as opposed to printing at home, can do so until 5.00pm.

Thereafter, all North Stand/Kop ticket holders go to Gate 18 (next to the Megastore) and South Stand/Grandstand holders to the South Stand ticket office (South Stand car park).

FOUNDATION LOUNGE

The 1867 Lounge will open at 5.45pm this evening for Foundation Members.

CASH TURNSTILES

There will be one cash turnstile on each home stand for Owls fans this evening.

North Stand – Turnstile 83 | Kop – Turnstile 61 | South Stand – Turnstile 36 | Grandstand – Turnstile 101

AWAY FANS

Sunderland have sold just over 4,000 tickets. Tonight’s game is all-ticket for visiting supporters.

LIVE BROADCAST

As a displaced midweek match, the Owls v Sunderland will be streamed live on iFollow in the UK and overseas.

Former Owls goalkeeper Keiren Westwood is alongside Rob O’Neill in the commentary box tonight.

Match passes are available by CLICKING HERE.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtag for our content relative to Saturday’s game is #SHWSUN

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.

TEAM NEWS

Owls: Darren Moore has rated Dominic Iorfa as 50-50 to play a part this evening.

The defender missed out at Cheltenham on Saturday with an ankle injury sustained in training.

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Sam Hutchinson remains doubtful, Lewis Gibson is ruled out and Josh Windass continues to edge closer to a return to action.

Sunderland: Corry Evans, Lynden Gooch and Elliot Embleton come back into contention after recent injury concerns.

Former Owls loanee Aiden McGeady is suspended for tonight’s clash following his dismissal for two bookings in the Black Cats’ weekend defeat at Rotherham.

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Nathan Broadhead (hamstring) is unlikely to feature.

LEAGUE FORM GUIDE

Owls: WDDDD
Sunderland: LWWLL

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

16 Aug 2018 | Sunderland 0-2 Owls | FA Cup
2 April 2018 | Sunderland 1-3 Owls | Championship
16 Aug 2017 | Owls 1-1 Sunderland | Championship
20 Jan 2007 | Owls 2-4 Sunderland | Championship
30 Sept 2006 | Sunderland 1-0 Owls | Championship

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

Hillsborough is an all-seater stadium and supporters are urged to remain seated and keep gangways clear at all times.


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