Sheffield Wednesday v Accrington Stanley
Wednesday 16 February
Sky Bet League One
It's another quick return to action for Darren Moore’s Owls as we host Accrington Stanley at Hillsborough.
The original fixture was set to take place in December but was postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19.
While Wedneday will be looking to bounce back from defeat against leaders Rotherham on Sunday, Stanley will be out to maintain their current run of form which includes back-to-back wins over Oxford and Crewe ahead of Wednesday night.
As we approach the S6 clash, nine points separate the two sides with the Owls one point outside of the top six in eighth spot (52) while Accrington are 12th in the table (43).
In the reverse fixture back in November, the Owls stormed into a 3-0 lead at the Wham Stadium before the hosts hit back, scoring twice, though Wednesday saw out the victory in the two clubs’ first ever meeting.
Wednesday: Nathaniel Mendez-Laing was withdrawn late in the clash with the Millers as a precautionary measure.
Lee Gregory (toe) is closing in on a return to action. The midweek fixture at Hillsborough may come too soon for the striker.
The plan with Dominic Iorfa and Lewis Gibson is for them to feature in an in-house game to build up fitness, with the defensive duo now back in training with the squad.
Chey Dunkley (hamstring) is making progress behind the scenes but is not available for selection at this stage.
Josh Windass, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru and Harlee Dean remain sidelined, while Dennis Adeniran is out for the season.
Olamide Shodipo and Tyreece John-Jules are long-term absentees.
Accrington Stanley: Our visitors were dealt a late blow in their 4-1 win over Crewe on Saturday as defender Ross Sykes picked up a late booking which means a two-game suspension for the 22-year-old.
Sykes scored two goals in the victory over the struggling Railwaymen and has played 33 games in all competitions this season.
Former Owls striker Korede Adedoyin could feature at Hillsborough. The 21-year-old has made three appearances for Stanley since his recent switch from S6.
Referee – Ross Joyce
Assistant referee – David Avent
Assistant referee – Ravel Cheosiaua
Fourth official – Robert Lewis
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FORM GUIDE (League One)
Our only previous meeting with Stanley came earlier this season.
20 November 2021 | Accrington 2-3 Owls | League One
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