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Match Pack: Wednesday v Hull

31 December 2023

Club News

Match Pack: Wednesday v Hull

31 December 2023

Wednesday v Hull City
Monday 1 January
5:15pm
Championship
Hillsborough

THE MATCH

Wednesday welcome 2024 buoyed by our impressive win at Preston on Friday evening. Marvin Johnson’s first half goal gave the S6 camp a timely boost.

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The gap to the safety line in the Championship is now back to six points as the Owls host Hull on New Year’s Day.

The Tigers, meanwhile, arrive at Hillsborough in good spirits themselves having edged out Blackburn by the odd goal in five on the same night, taking Liam Rosenior’s side back into the play-off positions.

TEAM NEWS

Wednesday: The Owls are waiting on Will Vaulks and Akin Famewo, both of whom were forced out of the action at Preston.

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George Byers saw red, as did Bambo Diaby in the previous game against Coventry.

Hull: The Tigers have been boosted by news that Jean Michael Seri and Adama Traore will be available at Hillsborough.

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The duo were scheduled to meet up with their international teams Ivory Coast and Mali respectively following Hull’s triumph on Friday, but an agreement has been reached that the players can jet out after the S6 clash.

MINUTE’S APPLAUSE

A minute’s applause will precede the game as we remember all those lost from the Wednesday family in 2023.

IMPORTANT TURNSTILE INFORMATION

We are reminding supporters to arrive at the stadium as early as possible to avoid unnecessary queues on matchday.

Please note that tickets can be scanned on any turnstile for the respective stand.

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Full turnstile information can be found HERE

LIGHT SHOW

The Hillsborough light show will illuminate the stadium as the players emerge from the tunnel before kick-off.

*Due to the speed and frequency of the light intermittence, we strongly advise anyone with a photosensitive disorder to show caution before entering the ground.

OFFICIALS

Referee – Darren Bond
Assistant Referee 1 - Matthew Jones
Assistant Referee 2 - Jonathan Hunt
Fourth Official - Rebecca Welch

iFOLLOW

Live audio commentary can be purchased HERE on iFollow, with S6 regulars Rob O’Neil and John Pearson calling the action.

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As the game is a live Sky Sports broadcast, streaming via iFollow is unavailable.

FAMILY ZONE

Our Grandstand Family Zone is open from 3:45pm for youngsters to enjoy! Come and visit us for some pre-match gaming and to meet some special guests!

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SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtag for the match is #SHWHUL

Our X account @swfc will provide real time updates, with team news at 4:15pm.

Follow us on Instagram and our brand-new WhatsApp channel for matchday content and subscribe and turn on notifications for our YouTube channel, where you can view extended match highlights.

LOVE FOOTBALL, PROTECT THE GAME

The EFL have amplified the importance of all supporters acting responsibly when attending games over the festive period.

The FA, Premier League and EFL will continue to promote the ‘Love Football. Protect the Game’ campaign, working with clubs, police forces and all relevant authorities to keep matchday environments safe.  

Click HERE for full details.

Supporters are also urged to stay within EFL Ground Regulations, which can be found HERE


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