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Match preview: Owls v Lincoln

23 October 2021

The Owls host Lincoln City on Saturday at Hillsborough in League One.

It will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides in over 40 years.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

MATCH DETAILS

Date: Saturday 23 October
Kick-off: 3.00pm
League One
Hillsborough

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OFFICIALS

Referee - Martin Coy
Assistant referee - David Avent
Assistant referee - Dean Treleaven
Fourth official - Thomas Harty

TICKET SALES

The Ticket Office will open at 9.00am until kick-off.

Supporters will be able to purchase tickets online until 1.00pm.

PRE-PAID TICKET COLLECTION

Supporters who opt to collect tickets from the ticket office, as opposed to printing at home, can do so until 1.15pm.

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

CASH TURNSTILES

There will be one cash turnstile on each home stand for Owls fans to pay on the day.

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

AWAY FANS

Lincoln have sold their full allocation of tickets and will be backed by just under 3,200 supporters.

RESTART A HEART

The Owls will partner with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service ‘Restart a Heart’ campaign to promote the importance of CPR.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be in attendance at Hillsborough, with staff members performing demonstrations on how to administer CPR on the North and South Stand concourses before the game.

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S6 FOODBANK

The Owls will host S6 Foodbank at Hillsborough to support their vital work with people across Sheffield.

This follows two hugely successful pre-pandemic food collections in the 2019/20 season, each of which saw fans donate over a tonne of food.

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LIVE BROADCAST

Live match commentary will be provided by iFollow with Rob O’Neill and John Pearson, while the game will be streamed live overseas.

Audio match passes are available for £2.50.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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

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 2.00pm.

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.

CORPORATE GUEST

Our guest in the corporate lounges on Saturday is former Owls striker Shefki Kuqi, who will also be pitchside for the 50-50 draw at half time. Tickets for the 50-50 draw are £1 - look out for the sellers around the ground.

OWLS MEGASTORE

The Megastore will be open from 9.00am until kick-off and for 45 minutes after the game.

Shirt printing will be available until 2.00pm.

Our popular 2021/22 away shirt is back in stock for adults in small, medium, large and 2XL.

TEAM NEWS

Owls: Darren Moore has confirmed that defender Lewis Gibson faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a muscular injury.

Sam Hutchinson will be assessed ahead of the clash with Lincoln.

George Byers has returned to full training, though the weekend fixture may come too soon for the former Swansea man.

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Lincoln: Defender Joe Walsh (quad) has been ruled out after suffering injury in the midweek 1-0 defeat to Wimbledon.

Imps captain Liam Bridcutt will miss the trip to Hillsborough with a knee injury, but right back Regan Poole could be available for selection.

FORM GUIDE

Owls: LWWDD
Lincoln: LDLWL

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

30 Jan 1980 | Owls 3-0 Lincoln | FA Cup
11 Nov 1978 | Owls 0-0 Lincoln | Division Three
2 Sept 1978 | Lincoln 1-2 Owls | Division Three
18 Mar 1978 | Lincoln 3-1 Owls | Division Three
22 Oct 1977 | Owls 2-0 Lincoln | Division Three

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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