Can Owls tame the Lions?

09 April 2013 07:37
Millwall Vs Wednesday: Team news & preview

Sheffield Wednesday travel to London on Tuesday evening knowing that a win a Millwall would be a big step on the path to Championship safety but a defeat would leave them still deep in trouble at the wrong end of the table.

Following Saturday's 3-2 home win against Blackburn the Owls now face 3 tricky away fixtures in 8 days and Dave Jones may have to make full use of his squad to keep his players fresh.

Gary Madine remains sidelined by a hamstring strain and there are also concerns over the fitness of a number of players. Match-winner Jermaine Johnson picked up a knock late on in the weekend win while midfielders Seyi Olofinjana and Stuart Holden have been short of matches recently and could be rested with the likes of David Prutton, Danny Pugh and keiran Lee all capable of filling in for them.

Experienced front man Steve Howard will also be hoping to play a part having been used as a substitute against Blackburn.

Millwall could be without midfielder Richard Chaplow after he picked up a knock in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Birmingham. Nathan Tyson and John Marquis featured for Millwall's development team on Monday so it would be a surprise to see either of them feature on Tuesday. Andy Keogh may be available to return in attack following illness and James Henry could return sooner than expected from a knee injury sustained last month.

Millwall are unbeaten in 6 matches in league and cup and have the prospect of an F.A. Cup semi-final against Wigan to look forward to at the weekend. Their home form has been poor of late however as they have drawn their last 2 at the Den and have not won any of their last 5.

Wednesday have won 3 of their last 5 matches and have been in good form on the road. A defeat at Watford last month is their only loss in their last 9 away matches in the league.

The Owls enjoyed a 3-2 win over Millwall at Hillsborough back in August but have only recorded 3 victories in 18 visits to the Lions. They did however manage a 1-0 win on their last visit in February 2006.

Source: Owls-Mad