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Match preview: Owls v Accrington

15 March 2022

MATCH DETAILS
Sheffield Wednesday v Accrington Stanley
Tuesday 15 March
7:45pm
Sky Bet League One
Hillsborough

The Owls’ home form has been electric since the turn of the year.

Darren Moore’s side have won seven of their eight fixtures at Hillsborough in 2022.

On top of that, Wednesday are the leading scorers in the top four divisions on home soil this calendar year – a total of 21 goals at Hillsborough.

Incredibly, 11 of those have come in the last two S6 outings, our 5-2 victory over Burton and 6-0 win over Cambridge. It’s the first time the Owls have scored five plus goals in consecutive home games since 1958.

Tonight, we face an Accrington side who picked up a solid 2-1 win over Charlton on at the weekend.

At home, the Lancashire side have been strong but on the road, it has been a tough campaign for John Coleman’s side. Stanley have won three of their 17 trips, losing on 11 occasions.

The two sides last met back in November when the Owls emerged 3-2 winners at the Wham Stadium. This was the first ever meeting between the two clubs.

TEAM NEWS

Wednesday: There were no fresh injures reported following our crushing win over Cambridge on Saturday.

Dominic Iorfa stored over half an hour in the second half with the defender going on from the bench following our sixth goal against the U’s.

Lee Gregory also returned to the starting XI after a spell out through injury and came through the game unscathed.

During his post-match media at on Saturday, the gaffer said he expects to have the same group of players available this evening.

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Accrington: There are set to be changes from Stanley’s win over Charlton on Saturday.

Tommy Leigh is suspended after seeing red against the Addicks, while fellow midfielder Liam Coyle is likely to miss out through injury.

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OFFICIALS

Referee – Ross Joyce
Assistant referee – David Avent
Assistant referee – Ravel Cheosiaua
Fourth official – Robert Lewis

iFOLLOW

Tonight’s S6 clash is available for live stream on iFollow for supporters in the UK and overseas.

Commentary comes courtesy of Rob O’Neill and John Pearson live from Hillsborough.

Match passes bought for the postponed fixture are valid for this evening.

New passes can be purchased for £10 HERE.

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Tonight gives supporters a unique chance to own a rare piece of Wednesday memorabilia! The original programme from the Owls v Accrington last December is on sale this evening – coated by two specials ‘wraps’ which cover both postponements to mark the almost unprecedented turn of events.

‘Wednesday’ is on sale around the stadium and in the Owls Megastore, priced £3.

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD

Tonight’s game is the Owls’ dedicated Level Playing Field Week of Action fixture. The players will wear warm-up t-shirts to raise awareness for the fantastic charity that looks after disabled supporters in England and Wales.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtag for our content relative to tonight’s game is #SHWACR

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, with content uploaded to the story throughout the matchday.

The key news will also be uploaded to our Facebook page HERE.

FORM GUIDE

Owls: WWWLW
Accrington: LLWLW

LAST MEETING

20 Nov 2021 | Accrington 2-3 Owls | League One


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