Sheff Wed V Fulham at Hillsborough : Match Preview

05 May 2017 10:34

Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal set to rest players against Fulham

Carlos Carvalhal is expected to rest his star players against Fulham in preparation for Sheffield Wednesday's forthcoming play-off campaign.

Owls boss Carvalhal, named Championship manager of the month for April, saw his team guarantee themselves a top-six spot last weekend with a game to spare. When they did the same thing 12 months ago, the Portuguese treated the final game of the season at Wolves as a dead rubber.

Joe Wildsmith is likely to play in goal while other youngsters could be handed a chance.

Midfielder David Jones might be involved after illness while defender Sam Hutchinson is back in training after a calf injury and may be used from the bench late on.

Fulham will welcome back striker Chris Martin from suspension.

The on-loan Derby forward has completed a three-match ban after he was sent off at Norwich last month.

Defender Ragnar Sigurdsson could be unavailable again after he missed last weekend's draw against Brentford with a calf problem.

Boss Slavisa Jokanovic should otherwise have a full-strength squad to choose from.

Source: PAR