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Match preview: FGR v Wednesday

25 March 2023

Forest Green v Wednesday
Sunday 26 March
League One
The New Lawn


It’s another fixture in front of the Sky Sports cameras as Wednesday head to League One strugglers Forest Green Rovers.

The Owls will be aiming to respond after a rare defeat for Darren Moore’s side in the third tier.


Wednesday went down 4-2 in a pulsating South Yorkshire derby at Barnsley – the club’s first defeat in almost six months.

The squad have regrouped at Middlewood Road and are ready to go again on Sunday lunchtime at The New Lawn.

For Forest Green, it’s been an extremely difficult campaign in League One following their League Two title-winning season in 2021/22.

Now 13 points adrift of safety, rooted to the bottom of the table and 16 without a win, relegation seems difficult to avoid.

But manager Duncan Ferguson will be looking for a strong as possible climax to the season from his troops and a performance in the midday televised clash against Wednesday.


Wednesday: The Owls have no fresh injury concerns following the clash with Barnsley in midweek.

George Byers (muscle) and Josh Windass (ankle) will miss out, while Mallik Wilks could return to the squad.

Wednesday will have one final training session at Middlewood Road on Saturday before departing for Gloucestershire and should Wilks come through that unscathed, the forward will be in the matchday squad.


Callum Paterson continues to make good progress and is edging closer though will not be involved on Sunday.

Forest Green: Corey O'Keeffe will serve the first of a two-match ban after picking up his 10th yellow card of the season against Plymouth last week.

Olly Casey will serve the final game of his three-match suspension following a recent red card at Accrington.

Ben Stevenson (knee) is ruled out.

Tyler Onyango, Charlie McCann, Jahmari Clarke and Baily Cargill are all likely to be sidelined until the end of the season.


Tickets for this fixture have sold out to visiting supporters.

We received 1,224 tickets for The New Lawn clash.


Referee – David Rock
Assistant Referee – Samuel Ogles
Assistant Referee – Joseph Stokes
Fourth Official – Thomas Kirk


The game will be live on Sky Sports and due to broadcast regulations, there will be no iFollow stream of this fixture.

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27 Aug 2022 | Owls 5-0 Forest Green | League One


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