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Match preview: Fleetwood v Owls

24 December 2022

Match Previews

Match preview: Fleetwood v Owls

24 December 2022

Fleetwood v Wednesday
Monday 26 December
3:00pm
League One
Highbury Stadium

THE MATCH

Wednesday will be looking to return to winning ways on Boxing Day at Fleetwood.

Darren Moore’s side are on a 10-game unbeaten run in League One but after three successive draws, the Owls will be aiming for a maximum haul at Highbury Stadium.

Wednesday have found a resilient streak this season, with just three defeats as we approach the hallway mark, the last of which came in early October at Plymouth.

The Christmas period, as ever, is set to be a hectic one in terms of the fixture scheduling with Fleetwood first on Boxing Day, followed by quickfire home games against Port Vale and Cambridge.

It could prove a key point in the campaign with just four points separating the top three in League One as Wednesday aim to close the gap on Plymouth and Ipswich in the automatic spots.

Fleetwood’s form has been up and down in the run-up to Christmas.

Scott Brown’s side picked up a point against Owls promotion rivals Ipswich at Portman Road in early December before defeating MK Dons at Stadium MK two weeks ago.

The club’s home fixture with Cambridge last weekend was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Our Boxing Day opponents are 16th in League One.

TEAM NEWS

Wednesday: Midfield trio Barry Bannan, George Byers and Dennis Adeniran have all been in training this week.

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Darren Moore is hopeful that all three will be available as he monitors their progress at Middlewood Road over the next two days.

Along with Byers and Adeniran, defender Akin Famewo featured in the midweek behind closed doors friendly at Doncaster to further boost his match fitness.

Fleetwood: Striker Phoenix Patterson has joined from League of Ireland side Waterford but the former Tottenham academy graduate is not eligible to feature until the New Year.

OFFICIALS

Referee: Darren Handley
Assistant referee 1: Peter Gooch
Assistant referee 2: Simon Clayton
Fourth official: Joe Simpson

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iFOLLOW

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Match passes for a live stream of the game, which is sold out to visiting supporters, are on sale now HERE in the UK and overseas.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtag for the game is #FLESHW

Our official Twitter account @swfc will provide a blow-by-blow text update of the game, team news at 2:00pm and all the key news from Highbury Stadium.

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PREVIOUS MEETINGS

26 April 2022 | Fleetwood 2-3 Owls | League One
17 August 2021 | Owls 1-0 Fleetwood | League One

SUPPORTER CONDUCT

Following isolated anti-social behaviour incidents this season, we are reinforcing the importance of all supporters staying within EFL Ground Regulations, which can be found HERE.

Under the banner of ‘Love Football. Protect The Game’ the FA, Premier League and EFL have together introduced new measures and stronger sanctions across the game to tackle the increased anti-social and criminal behaviours recently seen within football grounds.

Find out more HERE.


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