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Match preview: Owls v Fleetwood

20 January 2023

Match Previews

Match preview: Owls v Fleetwood

20 January 2023

Wednesday v Fleetwood Town
Saturday 21 January
Sky Bet League One


The Owls head into the Fleetwood contest looking to strengthen our grip on the automatic promotion slots.

Darren Moore’s men are unbeaten in 14 league outings, the longest current run of resistance in all four divisions.

In the way on Saturday is a well-drilled Fleetwood side on the road this season. Only three times have the Cod Army tasted defeat and on each occasion by the odd goal.

Fleetwood arrive at Hillsborough placed 17th in League One.


Wednesday: George Byers (foot) is rated as 50/50 by Moore, while Reece James (ankle) is set for a spell on the sidelines spanning weeks.

Barry Bannan (muscle) continues to make steady progress and is back with the squad on the grass but Saturday will come too soon for the skipper.


Fleetwood: The visitors have no fresh injury concerns and their ranks have been boosted this week by the permanent signing of Scott Robertson from Celtic.

On the Wednesday challenge, manager Scott Brown said: “This will be a test of character for the lads; it’s us going away to a club with great history, fantastic support, and a great manager in Darren as well.


“We have to go there and enjoy it, work on what we’ve been doing, be structurally sound behind the ball, and not get done by the crowd early on – we know we can go away from home and cause an upset – we’ve done it in the past.”



Tickets for the Owls v Fleetwood are available in all areas of the stadium for home supporters, priced from £21 for adult Members on the Kop and £5 for under 11 Members.

Click HERE to buy online or visit the Ticket Office at Hillsborough.


Referee - Simon Mather
Assistant Referee 1 - Marc Wilson
Assistant Referee 2 - Chris Isherwood
Fourth Official - Graeme Fyvie


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There is no live stream in the UK under UEFA’s Article 48 regulation.


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The Wednesday Fan Zone will be closed for this fixture due to the inclement weather conditions.


26 December 2022 | Fleetwood 1-2 Wednesday | League One
26 April 2022 | Fleetwood 2-3 Wednesday | League One
17 August 2021 | Wednesday 1-0 Fleetwood | 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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