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Match preview: Owls v Morecambe

14 February 2023

Match Previews

Match preview: Owls v Morecambe

14 February 2023

Wednesday v Morecambe
Tuesday 14 February
League One


The club are extremely disappointed to report that objects were thrown towards the field of play during our last two home games against Fleetwood Town and Plymouth Argyle.

We would stress in the strictest tone that any individual proven to have perpetrated such an act will face the maximum possible sanctions in line with EFL Ground Regulations.

We remind supporters once again that this behaviour is completely unacceptable and with the aid of CCTV imagery, Sheffield Wednesday will not hesitate to exercise our zero tolerance policy.

While such incidents are isolated and very much in the minority, they are not and never will be tolerated at Hillsborough.

EFL Ground Regulations 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.


After back-to-back games with promotions rivals Plymouth and Ipswich, the Owls now face an S6 double-header.

Morecambe and MK Dons travel to Hillsborough this week, with the Shrimps up first on Tuesday night.

Derek Adams’ side have been strong at home while struggling on the road this season.

Our visitors head into the midweek clash in the relegation zone, a point behind MK Dons but with a game in hand.

In a tense basement battle over the weekend, Morecambe rescued a point in the final minute against relegation rivals Forest Green Rovers, with Cole Stockton on target at the last.

Wednesday kept our unbeaten league run alive by drawing 2-2 at Portman Road on Saturday.

Darren Moore has overseen his side go 17 games without defeat and a win could send the Owls back to the top of the table.


Wednesday: There were no further injuries reported following our draw with Ipswich.


The gaffer is hopeful that Owls quartet Lee Gregory (illness), Jack Hunt (dead leg), Mallik Wilks (calf) and Reece James (ankle) can become options.

Moore said: “Hopefully on Tuesday we will have two or three back. To lose those four players on the eve of the Ipswich game was a blow as they were definitely going to be in the squad.”

Callum Paterson is set for a stint on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, though Moore issued positive news over the weekend that the Scot will not require surgery.

Morecambe: Jake Taylor and Max Melbourne have returned to training.

The Shrimps duo have not featured since December.

Ryan Cooney was substituted in the 1-1 draw with Forest Green due to injury and is a doubt for the trip to Hillsborough.

Striker Courtney Duffus is yet to feature this season with a knee ligament injury but has returned to full contact training. The former Everton man will not feature at Hillsborough and remains several weeks away.


Tickets remain available at Hillsborough for the Owls v the Shrimps and start from £19 for adult Owls Members.

CLICK HERE for full tickets details and HERE to buy online.


The Hillsborough light show will once again 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 stadium.



The SWFC Fan Zone will open from 5:00pm until kick-off… see you there!



Referee - Robert Lewis
Assistant Referee - Ian Smedley
Assistant Referee - Robert Atkin
Fourth Official - Christopher Ward


As a designated midweek fixture, supporters in the UK and overseas can watch the game live via iFollow!

Match passes priced £10 are available HERE.


The hashtag for the game is #SHWMOR

Our official Twitter account @swfc will provide a blow-by-blow text update of the game, team news at 7:45pm and all the key updates from Hillsborough.

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4 Nov 2022 | Owls 2-0 Morecambe | FA Cup
13 Sept 2022 | Morecambe 0-3 Owls | League One
1 Feb 2022 | Owls 2-0 Morecambe | League One
28 Aug 2021 | Morecambe 1-0 Owls | League One
13 Nov 2011 | Morecambe 1-2 Owls | FA Cup


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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