Pressure on at Peterborough

26 April 2013 02:02
Posh Vs Owls: Team news & preview

Sheffield Wednesday travel to Peterborough for a tea time kick off in front of the Sky TV cameras on Saturday as a fascinating Championship season continues to draw to an exciting climax. Wednesday sit 4 points ahead of Peterborough going into the game with both teams still looking for points to avoid relegation to League One. If Barnsley and Wolves both lose in the days 3-o’clock kick-offs then the Owls will be assured of safety but the way that the season has unfolded so far suggests that this is unlikely to happen.

The Owls could be without their influential Johnson's for the crunch clash. Winger Jermaine picked up a hamstring injury last weekend and defender Reda has continued to struggle with a niggling injury that has kept him out of the last 2 matches.

Experienced striker Steve Howard will be hoping for a starting place having made a positive impact as substitute in last Saturday's draw with Ipswich. Fellow forward Gary Madine could return to the squad following a spell on the sidelines.

Peterborough expect Gabriel Zakuani to be fit after the defender picked up a knock in last weekends defeat at Derby. Mark Little and Michael Bostwick have stepped up their training regimes following injuries and late decisions will be made on their fitness.

Wednesday come into the game without a win in their last 3 matches though they have only lost 1 of their last 7. Peterborough's 3-1 defeat at Derby last time out was their first loss in 11 games and they have only lost 1 of their last 9 home matches.

The Owls enjoyed a 2-1 victory when the 2 sides met at Hillsborough in November and Wednesday will be looking to even out their record at London Road. In 8 previous visits to The Posh Wednesday have won 2, drawn 3 and lost 3.


Source: Owls-Mad