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🔜 Ahead of the game | Wednesday, this Wednesday…

A preview of our Hillsborough visit

2 December 2020

Next up – it’s a trip north to meet Sheffield Wednesday, this Wednesday. Under the floodlights in South Yorkshire, we’ll tussle for the points against the Owls.

After a good point at Millwall and a convincing win on home soil against Bristol City, let’s try to keep on the up and up in South Yorkshire!

It’s a fixture in which we impressed last season, taking a 3-0 win and a fabulous three points against the Owls… we’ll want to do the same against this time around against Tony Pulis’ side.

Watch it live

This game has been selected for Sky Sports coverage in the UK (and on the EFL’s broadcast partner channels worldwide), so there’s no iFollow option to watch this match.

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Head to Sky Sports Football on Wednesday evening in time to see us kick off at 7.45pm at Hillsborough.

Not a Sky subscriber? You can get a 24-hour NOW TV Day Pass, which allows you a day’s worth of access to all 11 Sky Sports channels to watch online, on Smart TV and on mobile devices.

The opposition

Since appointing Tony Pulis in the international weekend, Wednesday are still looking for their first win. Defeat to Preston was following by draws with Swansea and Stoke.

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Their league standing in 23rd is a slightly false reflection – their six-point deduction (which was reduced from 12 points) has hindered progress… but even so, their results so far do leave room for improvement. A 2-0 win on the opening weekend of the league season in Cardiff has been their best result so far; it is the only league outing in which they’ve scored more than once as yet.

But the likes of recently-relegated Bournemouth have been beaten at Hillsborough this season too – a talent-filled squad has plenty of threats which we will need to meet…

Pre-match chat

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Ref watch

Oliver Langford is the official for this fixture; the first time we'll have had a game refereed by him since drawing 1-1 with Bristol City at the back end of the 2018-19 season.

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He was something of a lucky charm for the Owls last season, as they won in their games against, Leeds, Charlton and QPR when he was in charge.

Also on duty are Robert Merchant and James Wilson as linesmen, and Andy Woolmer as fourth official.

Reminder

A polite reminder to all of our supporters that no unauthorised access at all will be permitted to this game, so supporters must not travel to Hillsborough.

We can’t wait to see you all soon – but for now it’s important that when we play, please stay away.


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