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Match preview | Burton v Wednesday

14 April 2023

Burton v Wednesday
Saturday 15 April
League One
Pirelli Stadium


Wednesday head to Burton having returned to the summit following Easter Monday’s 3-0 win over Accrington at Hillsborough.

Burton enter the contest in 18th place with a seven-point buffer from the League One trapdoor.


The Brewers have an inconsistent record on home soil, with their seven wins countered by as many defeats.

S6 eyes will be on promotion rivals Plymouth ahead of the game as the Pilgrims play out a derby clash with Exeter at midday.


This fixture marks the 34th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster and the 97 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives in 1989 will be remembered at the Pirelli Stadium.

Wreaths on behalf of Burton and Wednesday will be laid on the pitch before kick-off by the managers, Dino Maamria and Darren Moore, followed by a minute’s applause.

The players from both clubs and the match officials will wear black armbands.


Wednesday: Mallik Wilks and Reece James will miss Saturday’s game after picking up muscle injuries against Accrington.


Michael Smith, though, is back in contention to start while George Byers and Josh Windass remain sidelined.

Burton: With ex-Owl Sam Winnall on the treatment table, Dale Taylor and Josh Walker are expected to lead the line.

Taylor scored against promotion-chasing Barnsley during the Brewers' 2-1 win on Good Friday at the Pirelli Stadium, while Walker notched his maiden strike for Burton three days later in the Brewers’ 3-2 reverse at Charlton.


Tickets for Wednesdayites have sold out, with no pay on the day facility.



Referee – Will Finnie
Assistant Referee 1 – Steven Rushton
Assistant Referee 2 – Richard Woodward
Fourth Official – Alan Clayton


Live commentary of Burton v Wednesday is available in the UK HERE, while the game can be streamed live overseas.


The hashtag for the match is #BURSHW

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

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29 Oct 2022 | Owls 4-2 Burton | League One
20 Sep 2022 | Owls 2-3 Burton| Football League Trophy
1 Mar 2022 | Owls 5-2 Burton| League One
5 Feb 2022 | Burton 0-2 Owls| League One
1 Jan 2018 | Owls 0-3 Burton| Championship



Following anti-social behaviour incidents earlier 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, discriminatory and criminal behaviours seen within football grounds.

Find out more HERE


Sheffield Wednesday are committed to fostering a fully inclusive matchday environment for all supporters, home and away. We subscribe absolutely to the EFL Code of Practice for Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination.

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