Owls v Rochdale
Tuesday 23 August
Carabao Cup second round
The Owls face League Two side Rochdale this evening in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
Wednesday booked their place in this round of the competition by defeating Sunderland 2-0 at Hillsborough.
Our visitors overcame Burton Albion 2-0 on home soil.
In terms of the league, the two sides head into tonight’s tie in contrasting form.
Wednesday have made a strong start to their League One campaign and have 10 points from five games following the 2-0 win away at Bolton on Saturday.
Rochdale, though, have lost all five of their League Two fixtures and sit pointless at the bottom of the division – a run which saw the departure of manager Robbie Stockdale last week.
Wednesday: The Owls could again freshen up the side once again as manager Darren Moore turns his attention to the cup.
Reece James remains suspended, while new recruit Mallik Wilks is cup-tied having featured for Hull against Bradford in round one.
Michael Smith remains on the comeback trail and is making good progress, while Akin Famewo is a longer-term absentee.
Rochdale: Dale will be without injured striker Luke Charman.
Midfielder Jimmy Keohane is likely to sit out his seventh consecutive game after suffering an ankle injury on the eve of the campaign.
Elsewhere, forward Tahvon Campbell continues his long road to recovery from a broken foot.
Should the game finish level after 90 minutes, the tie will go straight to a penalty shootout.
Referee: Ben Toner
Assistant referee: Matthew Parry
Assistant referee: Marc Wilson
Fourth official: Scott Oldham
Please note the Fan Zone is closed this evening, returning as normal for Saturday’s league contest with Forest Green Rovers.
The Wednesday Tap and 1867 Lounge are both open to home supporters.
Live audio commentary from Hillsborough will be brought to you by regular duo Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.
There will be no live pictures this evening on iFollow due to competition broadcast regulations.
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The hashtag for tonight’s Carabao Cup clash is #SHWROC
Our official Twitter account @swfc will provide blow-by-blow updates, team news at 6:30pm and all the key moments from the second round tie.
Our Instagram @swfcofficial will also keep you up to date on the latest events, with content uploaded to the story throughout the matchday.
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
15 Sept 2020 | Rochdale 0-2 Owls | Carabao Cup
25 Jan 2014 | Rochdale 1-2 Owls| FA Cup
3 Mar 2012 | Rochdale 0-0 Owls | League One
6 Aug 2011 | Owls 2-0 Rochdale | League One
12 Feb 2011 | Rochdale 2-1 Owls | League One