Can Owls back up home win at Pride Park?

08 November 2013 10:38
Derby Vs Wednesday: Team news & preview

Sheffield Wednesday produced a 5 star attacking performance to register their first win of the season against Reading last weekend and this Saturday they go in search of a first away win as they visit Derby County.

Dave Jones has not confirmed whether he will stick with the same side that knocked 5 goals past the Royals but with no new injury or suspension issues few if any changes are expected to be made. Loan pairing Connor Wickham and Matt Fryatt will be hoping to further an understanding that saw them score 3 of the Owls 5 goals between them last weekend while Michail Antonio returned to form in his preferred wide midfield role.

Wednesday remain without Jose Semedo due to suspension and David Prutton and Anthony Gardner due to injury.

Derby will be looking to bounce back from a narrow defeat at QPR last weekend, their first loss under Steve McClaren since he took over as manager at the start of last month.

The Rams will have to do without defensive midfielder John Eustace who serves a one-match ban due to accumulating 5 yellow cards this season. Jeff Hendrick and Ben Davies are also likely to miss out due to injury.

The home side are likely to field ex-Wednesday keeper Lee Grant in goal with former Sheffield United striker Jamie Ward in attack.

The 2 sides drew 2-2 twice last season with Wednesday recovering from 2 goals down on both occasions. The Owls have not registered a win against the Rams in any of their last 10 meetings.


Source: Owls-Mad