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Match preview: Owls v Cambridge

11 March 2022


Sheffield Wednesday v Cambridge United
Saturday 12 March
Sky Bet League One

A late Fisayo Dele-Bashiru strike ensured the Owls left the Abbey Stadium with a point back in October and on Saturday, Wednesday and Cambridge meet again, this time at Hillsborough.


It will be the first occasion since September 1983 that the two sides have met in league competition in S6.

The Owls have been in superb form of late, underlined by the nominations of Darren Moore and Barry Bannan for the Sky Bet League One Manager and Player of the Month awards respectively.

Wednesday hit a bump in the road last time out at Lincoln and will be looking for a swift response against the U’s.

It’s tight at the top end of League One and the Owls are amongst a clutch of clubs vying for the play-offs, currently one point shy of sixth, with games in hand.

Cambridge, meanwhile, are firmly entrenched in midtable.

The U’s gained promotion from League Two last season after finishing as runners-up behind Cheltenham and have more than held their own at this level.

Form has been patchy of late with a complete mixed bag of results since the turn of the year, incorporating two wins from the last nine League One outings and a current winless run of three.


Wednesday: Several key members of the squad have returned to training at Middlewood Road.

Harlee Dean, Mide Shodipo, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Josh Windass have been back with their team mates on the training ground.


Moore says the group are in the final stages of their rehabilitation.

Chey Dunkley is progressing well and featured in a behind closed doors friendly in the week. The defender played 65 minutes and has since felt no reaction.

Cambridge: Our visitors welcomed back striker Joe Ironside to the starting line-up last weekend for the first time since January having recovered from injury.

Manager Mark Bonner said in his pre-match media: “For the first time in months we've probably got more than the matchday squad of 18 available, so it’s a nice situation to have.”



Referee – Sebastian Stockbridge
Assistant referee – Richard Woodward
Assistant referee – Declan Ford
Fourth official – Wayne Grunnill


Live match commentary will be provided by iFollow, while the game will be streamed live overseas.

Audio match passes in the UK are available HERE.


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

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, with content uploaded to the story throughout the matchday.

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


Pick up a copy of ‘Wednesday’ priced £3 and available in and around the ground and also the Owls Megastore.



Cambridge: WWLLD


19 Oct 2021 | Cambridge 1-1 Owls | League One
9 Aug 2016 | Cambridge 2-1 Owls | League Cup
22 Sept 1998 | Cambridge 1-1 Owls | League Cup
16 Sept 1998 | Owls 0-1 Cambridge | League Cup
13 Jan 1993 | Cambridge 1-2 Owls | FA Cup

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