• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 01 February 2014
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Hillsborough

Sheffield Wednesday vs Barnsley


Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Sheffield Wednesday

L W D W L L D W

Barnsley

L L L W D D D L
Head to Head
Barnsley
1-1
Sheff Wed 26-Oct-2013
Sheff Wed
2-1
Barnsley 30-Mar-2013
Barnsley
0-1
Sheff Wed 15-Dec-2012
Barnsley
1-2
Sheff Wed 16-Jan-2010
Sheff Wed
2-2
Barnsley 08-Aug-2009
Sheff Wed
0-1
Barnsley 17-Feb-2009



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Afobe in line for Owls start

Sheffield Wednesday's new loan signing Benik Afobe could make his debut for the club in the derby clash with Barnsley.


The 20-year-old Arsenal striker has joined until the end of the season and could go straight into the starting line-up, but midfielder Giles Coke is suspended and Glenn Loovens faces a late fitness test.


Coke starts a three-game ban after his straight red card at Millwall, while centre-half Loovens was forced off due to a hamstring strain and is doubtful.


Reda Johnson (hip flexor) is hoping to return to the squad after missing the last three matches and also faces a late fitness test, but fellow defender Joe Mattock is back in contention after his one-game ban.


Barnsley's new loan signing Jack Hunt is expected to make his debut for the club in the derby clash at Sheffield Wednesday.


The former Huddersfield right-back, recovered from the broken ankle he sustained shortly after completing a permanent move to Crystal Palace last September, could go straight into the starting line-up. New goalkeeper Iain Turner is set to take his place on the bench.


Fellow loanee right-back Ryan McLaughlin has returned to parent club Liverpool after tearing a gluteal muscle, while boss Danny Wilson could be boosted by the return of midfielder Jacob Mellis, defender Bobby Hassell (calf) and striker Marcus Pedersen (thigh).


Wilson has no new injury or suspension problems, while January signings Nick Proschwitz, Liam Lawrence and Brek Shea are all in contention.



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Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Newcastle 19 21 40
2 Brighton 19 17 39
3 Reading 19 1 34
4 Birmingham 19 2 31
5 Sheff Wed 19 1 31
6 Norwich 19 4 30
7 Leeds 19 1 30
8 Huddersfield 19 -3 30
9 Derby 19 4 29
10 Fulham 19 9 28

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