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Match preview: Cheltenham v Owls

23 January 2023

Match Previews

Match preview: Cheltenham v Owls

23 January 2023

Cheltenham v Wednesday
Tuesday 24 January
Sky Bet League One
Completely-Suzuki Stadium


The Owls are on an unrivalled run of resistance at this moment in time.

The goals, wins and clean sheets have racked up impressively in recent months that culminated with us going seven points clear in the automatic spots on Saturday.


A 1-0 win over Fleetwood courtesy of Marvin Johnson’s first half strike sealed another crucial maximum haul at Hillsborough.

The stats reflect Wednesday’s incredible run and the positive feel around the club.

Compared with the same stage last season after 27 games, we have 14 more points, six more wins, two fewer defeats, nine more goals scored, 12 fewer conceded, seven more clean sheets and +21 better goal difference.

Alas, plenty of work remains ahead for Darren Moore and his team to build on that vast progress.

A trip to Cheltenham will represent another tough third tier test as the Robins need the points to move away from danger having slipped to their fourth consecutive league defeat at the weekend.

Wade Elliott’s side were beaten 4-2 by Owls promotion rivals Plymouth at Home Park.



Wednesday: With no fresh injury or suspension concerns, the gaffer will likely have the same squad of players available that overcame Fleetwood.

The game may come too soon for Barry Bannan, who is back in training with the squad.
George Byers will be assessed ahead of the trip.

Cheltenham: There could be changes in midweek for the Robins as they look to arrest their poor run of form.

Defender Benjamin Williams and striker Christian Norton could be handed starts after the duo were used as late substitutes on Saturday.

Cheltenham have lost their previous four league games but leading marksman Alfie May has scored in them all. The striker’s tally is 10 in all competitions.


Tickets for the trip to Cheltenham have sold out to Wednesdayites.


Referee - James Oldham
Assistant Referee 1 - Darren Wilding
Assistant Referee 2 - Daniel Flynn
Fourth Official - Robert Lewis


As Cheltenham v Wednesday is a displaced midweek fixture, supporters in the UK and overseas can watch the game live on iFollow!

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8 October 2022 | Wednesday 3-0 Cheltenham | League One
26 March 2022 | Wednesday 4-1 Cheltenham | League One
30 October 2021 | Cheltenham 2-2 Wednesday | League One


Following isolated anti-social behaviour incidents earlier in the 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.

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