Sport Moore axes 28y/o, Harris returns in 3 changes: Predicted Sheffield Wednesday XI v City - opinion
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Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes could hold the keys to their Championship survival bid.The Owls are now six points off safety, though they do have a game in hand on the side occupying that lucrative final spot in the English second tier.
Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to bounce back in front of TV cameras this evening, but they’ll need to do so without their manager Darren Moore as he’ll once again be absent from the dugout.
The Owls suffered theirloss in ten league games on Good Friday, losing 1-0 at promotion-chasing Watford, and it leaves them in a precarious position.
Cut adrift by seven points of safety with only eight games left to play, the south Yorkshiremen must rebound in what is a crucial game for their survival hopes.
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Sheffield Wednesday must hand a new contract to out-of-contract striker Jordan Rhodes amid interest in his services.The Owls’ club-record £8m signing is out of contract in the summer and after scoring the most goals since Darren Moore’s appointment, he looks to finally be finding his goalscoring boots once again.
Despite not being in attendance, it’ll still be the 46-year-old making all the decisions prior to kick-off, so what sort of XI should he select? Here’s the Owls lineup we’re predicting attonight…
There could be as many aschanges from Friday as the Owls have to contend with several fitness concerns too.
Joe Wildsmith is in line to continue between the sticks, with veteran shot-stopper Keiren Westwood still nursing a rib, whilst Wednesday could be without their defensive leader Tom Lees after he hobbled off early with a problem.
This game could come too soon for the 30-year-old but with the likes of Dominic Iorfa, Chey Dunkley and Joost van Aken on the treatment table, we’re likely to see Sam Hutchinson drop back into defence alongside Osaze Urhoghide and Julian Borner.
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Sheffield Wednesday must offer veteran goalkeeper Keiren Westwood a new contract or risk him leaving in the summer.As of now, the Owls seem destined for relegation to League One – with nine games left to play, Darren Moore’s side find themselves six points adrift of safety, although they do hold a game in hand on most teams around them.
Owls skipper Barry Bannan should continue alongside Joey Pelupessy in midfield, but with Hutchinson’s switch, we may well see a rare start for Izzy Brown in a more advanced role.
The other two changes could come on the flanks after the Yorkshiremen struggled to contain a rampant Hornets side. Moore has the biggest call to make on Adam Reach, and the 28-year-old could be axed for Matt Penney, whilst Kadeem Harris returns to face his former club, in place of Callum Paterson.
It leaves Jordan Rhodes and Josh Windass to remain as a duo in the attack.
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Former Sheffield Wednesday player Carlton Palmer has revealed that the current Owls squad wish that current boss Darren Moore was brought in earlier in the season as they’re enjoying working for him. Wednesday have endured a tough season which started with a points deduction, and poor results saw the end of Garry Monk’s time in […]Wednesday have endured a tough season which started with a points deduction, and poor results saw the end of Garry Monk’s time in charge just a few months into the campaign.