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Match preview: Owls v Fleetwood

27 January 2023

Match Previews

Match preview: Owls v Fleetwood

27 January 2023

Wednesday v Fleetwood Town
Saturday 28 January
Emirates FA Cup fourth round


The Owls take a break from league duty as we welcome Fleetwood to Hillsborough in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The Cod Army visit S6 for the second successive Saturday following last weekend’s 1-0 reverse in League One.

Fleetwood are out to arrest a lean spell of three defeats on the spin having also gone down to Oxford and Portsmouth.

Wednesday meanwhile are on an extended run of resistance spanning 20 games in all competitions – a new club record.


Wednesday: Darren Moore could give a debut to new recruit Aden Flint, who signed on Friday for a second loan stint at Hillsborough.


The gaffer has no fresh injury or suspension concerns as he plots a potential route to the last 16.

Fleetwood: Scott Brown could shuffle his pack for the cup clash. Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the Fleetwood boss said:

“We’ve been poor, especially in the final third which isn’t like us, but that’s in the past now so we need to work on that and put all our focus on Saturday as it’s a huge game for this club. We’ll change the game plan for Sheffield Wednesday."

Defender Shaun Rooney has served a four-match ban following his red card against the Owls on Boxing Day and is set to return to the squad.


The North and South Stand only will be open for the cup-tie and tickets are priced:

Adults: £15
Seniors/Under 21s: £10
Junior Under 17s: £5


Referee - Charles Breakspear
Assistant Referee - Mark Dwyer
Assistant Referee - Gareth Viccars
Fourth Official - Benjamin Speedie


If the tie is drawn after 90 minutes, we head to Highbury Stadium on Tuesday 7 February for the replay.


The fifth round draw will be broadcast live on BBC One this Monday, 30 January, during the One Show, commencing at 7:00pm.



Live commentary of the game is available via iFollow HERE

There is no live stream given competition regulations.


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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.

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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