Owls in desperate need of success on the seaside

29 November 2013 05:23
Blackpool Vs Wednesday: Team news & preview

Sheffield Wednesday travel to Blackpool on Saturday as they attempt to find their first away win of the season.

Dave Jones is expected to make changes following yet another largely unimpressive display last time out against Huddersfield. Winger Michail Antonio was withdrawn at half-time last weekend and is though to be struggling with an injury Jermaine Johnson, who replaced Antonio last weekend, was one of few to impress and he may have earned a starting spot.

Centre-back Roger Johnson picked up a knock towards the end of the Huddersfield match but is thought to be fit enough to continue. The Owls are already without injured central defensive trio Kamil Zayatte, Martin Taylor and Anthony Gardner.

Blackpool will have manager Paul Ince back in the dugout having completed a 5 match touchline ban but defender Jack Robinson will serve the final game of his suspension.

The home side will be without injured experienced midfielder Barry Ferguson as well as Bradley Orr and Craig Cathcart.

Wednesday's dismal start to the season has season them win just one game to date and they are one of only two teams in the Championship yet to pick up an away win.

Blackpool are well placed in 4th position in the Championship and have lost only once in eight home league matches this season. Their recent format has been a little indifferent however as they have only won 2 of their last 10 games.

Wednesday earned a creditable point in a 0-0 draw at Bloomfield Road last season but lost 2-0 at Hillsborough to the Tangerines.


Source: Owls-Mad