• Date: Sat 08 April 2017
  • Kick-off: 16:30
  • Venue: Hillsborough
Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday

T. Lees 59"

S. Fletcher 68"

2 - 1
Newcastle United

Newcastle United

J. Shelvey 88"

Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle United

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Sheffield Wednesday set to be boosted by the return of Fernando Forestieri

Fernando Forestieri is expected to go straight back into the Sheffield Wednesday side after missing the last four games through injury.

The playmaker has returned after completing his rehab in Spain and is likely to feature in the clash with Newcastle.

Vincent Sasso will also be available for Carlos Carvalhal's men after completing a three-match ban.

Almen Abdi and Kieran Lee remain long-term absentees.

Jack Colback could return to the Newcastle squad for the trip to Hillsborough.

The Magpies midfielder was ruled out of the 1-0 win over Burton on Wednesday night with a virus but should recover to be in contention.

Isaac Hayden was rested against the Brewers after feeling tightness in his ankle and he will be monitored.

Boss Rafael Benitez handed central defender Chancel Mbemba his first start since November in midweek and he should keep his place, while Christian Atsu and Ayoze Perez also started and will hope to have done enough to continue.
Team Lineups

Sheffield Wednesday

1 K. Westwood
36 D. Pudil
12 G. Loovens
32 J. Hunt
15 T. Lees 59"
9 A. Reach
33 R. Wallace
3 D. Jones
41 B. Bannan
6 S. Fletcher 68"
14 G. Hooper
V. Sasso > G. Loovens 46"
J. Rhodes > G. Hooper 58"
Semedo > R. Wallace 73"
J. Wildsmith
S. Winnall
L. Palmer
F. Forestieri

Newcastle United

26 K. Darlow
6 J. Lascelles
18 C. Mbemba
3 P. Dummett
20 Y. Gouffran
8 V. Anita
12 J. Shelvey88"
15 M. Diamé
11 M. Ritchie
9 D. Gayle
17 Ayoze Pérez
D. Murphy > D. Gayle 29"
C. Atsu > M. Diamé 72"
A. Mitrovic > M. Ritchie 78"
M. Haïdara
R. Elliot
Jesús Gámez
Sammy Ameobi

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