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Match pack: Owls v Boro

18 September 2023

Wednesday v Middlesbrough
Tuesday 19 September


Two sides in desperate need of a boost face each other in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Tuesday night at Hillsborough.

The Owls and Boro are yet to register a win in the Championship this season after six games.

Both teams head into the S6 clash with one point on the board, with Wednesday just above in the league table on goal difference.

Boro, under Michael Carrick, enjoyed a superb campaign last season making it all the way to the Championship play-offs before losing out to Coventry in the semi-finals.

But the Teessiders are yet to get going in 2023/24 and, like Wednesday, will be aiming for their first victory of the term.

Xisco’s men picked up our first point of the season away at Leeds before the break but resumed the term with a 1-0 home defeat to Ipswich on Saturday.


As always, we remind supporters to arrive early to avoid unnecessary queues on matchday.

Please scan the barcode on entry, not the QR code on your Season Card.



Following unacceptable incidents before and after our game against Ipswich Town on Saturday, the Owls issue a reminder on supporter conduct HERE.


The Hillsborough light show will 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.



Wednesday: Barry Bannan missed the clash with Ipswich on Saturday through injury, though Xisco has not ruled out the captain from a return in midweek.

Likewise, Bambo Diaby and Will Vaulks were also injury absentees but could be back available for the Boro clash.

Dominic Iorfa was forced to leave the action early on Saturday and was replaced by Di’Shon Bernard.


Mallik Wilks continues to build up his fitness behind the scenes.

Boro: Michael Carrick has a several injury problems ahead of his side’s S6 trip.


Alex Bangura (hamstring) is doubtful after picking up the injury in Boro’s 2-1 defeat at Blackburn.

Carrick said: “There has been one or two scans going around the last day or so, as you'd expect when games are coming thick and fast. We're assessing that and we'll see who's fresh and available come Tuesday night."

Lukas Engel (foot) is fit again to slot in at left back.


Referee - David Webb
Assistant Referee 1 - Rob Smith
Assistant Referee 2 - Blake Antrobus
Fourth Official - Oliver Langford


Our Fan Zone is open from 5:00pm until 7:45pm for supporters to enjoy pre-match refreshments.


Our Grandstand Family Zone is open from 6:30pm for youngsters to enjoy gaming, face painting and the chance to meet some special guests!


Live audio commentary is available HERE on iFollow, with S6 regulars Rob O’Neill and John Pearson set to call the action!

The game is live on Sky Sports and due to broadcast restrictions, there will be no iFollow live stream.


The hashtag for the match is #SHWMID

Our Twitter/X account @swfc will provide real time updates, with team news at 7:00pm.

Follow us on Instagram for matchday content and subscribe and turn on notifications for our YouTube channel, where you can view extended match highlights.


The EFL, Premier League, FA, FSA, PGMOL, LMA and PFA have come together this season to implement a series of measures to address behaviour across the game.

This includes new policies, procedures, and regulations to eradicate unacceptable conduct on the pitch, on the sidelines and in the stands.

The new measures build on the work launched last season to combat dangerous and illegal fan behaviour, supported by the ‘Love Football. Protect the Game’ football-wide campaign.

CLICK HERE for full details.

We are also reinforcing the importance of all supporters staying within EFL Ground Regulations, which can be found HERE


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