PREVIEW: Sheffield Wednesday v Wanderers

Wanderers head to Hillsborough on Friday night to face the league leaders.

The Whites will become the latest side to try and end Sheffield Wednesday’s club record unbeaten 22-match run in League One.

Wanderers still have promotion hopes of their own via the play-offs and sit sixth in the table going into their last league game before the Easter weekend.

Wednesday will pay tribute to former captain and club legend Don Megson - father of former Wanderers' manager Gary - ahead of tonight's game.

Manager quotes:

Ian Evatt: “I quite like the idea of having this game on Friday. I don’t think many people are giving us a prayer.

“I think everyone is writing us off. I think when that happens we become dangerous. We’ve got nothing to lose.

“In these big games it is about the moments and that will be true against Sheffield Wednesday.

“We have to make sure once we get these moments, which are few and far between in these games, that we take them.

“The first goal is vitally important and then making sure we take our moments, manage the moments and win the moments and we haven’t won them often enough in the big games.”

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore:

"It's two teams in the ascendency in the league and we envisage a good game.

"Both clubs know each other. Bolton have a wonderful fluidity to their game, they play on the front foot and so do we. It bodes well for a good game.

"The atmosphere will be electric. We know that Hillsborough underneath the lights, there's no better footballing environment for the atmosphere."

Team news:

The Wanderers duo of midfielder MJ Willims and defender George Johnston are working their way back to full fitness.

The pair have been out of action since the last week of January but have returned to full training.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Jack Iredale remain the Whites’ only long-term absentees.

Wednesday will be without defender Dominic Iorfa, who is banned after being sent off at Portsmouth last weekend.

Midfielder George Byas is also an absentee with a hamstring injury but midfielder Marvin Johnson returns after a three-match ban.

Form guide:

Wanderers are seeking a first win in four games after a draw and two defeats in their last three games.

The Whites currently occupy the final play-off berth after six wins in their last 10 league games.

Wednesday are unbeaten in their last 22 league games stretching back to 4 October.

Their only defeat since then came at Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup.

The Owls have lost just three times in the league this season and have won their last five games – including three successive 1-0 wins.


Referee: Sam Purkiss

Assistant referees: Lewis Raper, Johnathon Bickerdike

Fourth official: Robert Lewis


Friday 7.45pm


The game will be available to watch via a live stream on iFollow BWFC with a £10 video match pass available HERE

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