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Swansea City take on Wycombe Wanderers in the Championship on Tuesday night needing three points to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive. The Swans are currently seven points behind second-placed Watford with just five games of the season remaining, although an easier run-in could see Cooper’s side take it to the final day when they face the Hornets away from home. Three points is a must against Wycombe on Saturday, with Gareth Ainsworth’s side closing in on an immediate return to League One this season as they are currently rock bottom of the league and 10 points from safety.
Sheffield Wednesday head into their Championship fixture this weekend knowing that they must leave Hillsborough with all three points to have any chance of surviving the drop this season.
The Owls slumped to alast time out against Middlesbrough, a result which kept Darren Moore’s side languishing in in the league standings, four points behind Derby County in 21st, with just two games left to play.
As such, nothing but a win will do against Nottingham Forest on Saturday if Wednesday are to have any chance of securing survival on the final day of the season, when the Owls face what could potentially be a straight relegation shootout against Wayne Rooney’s side.
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So, will Wednesday make any changes to their starting XI last time out? Here’s our predicted XI, along with the latest team and injury news…
With Jamie Smith – Darren Moore’s stand-in while he recovers from illness – having to deal with theto key centre-back Tom Lees, as well as the fact that Wednesday simply must win the fixture, we’re expecting there to be two changes, as well as a shift in formation, from the team which .
With the Owls starting in a 3-4-1-2 formation in theirtowards the beginning of April, we expect Smith to switch back to this setup for the clash with Forest in order to provide as much attacking threat in the final third of the pitch as possible.
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Sheffield Wednesday have been handed a blow as Jamie Smith confirmed that Tom Lees is set to miss the Owls’ crucial Championship fixture this afternoon. What’s the latest? According to the Owls assistant manager, the defender will not feature in either of the club’s must-win games against Nottingham Forest and Derby County after he was […]According to the Owls assistant manager, the defender will not feature in either of the club’s must-win games against Nottingham Forest and Derby County after he was stretchered off in the 3-1 defeat against Middlesbrough last weekend.
As such, 31-year-old Jordan Rhodes comes in to partner Callum Paterson as the second striker, replacing Andre Green, who is unfortunate to drop to the benchlast time out.
The other change is rather more necessary, with the injured Lees being replaced in the starting XI by Osaze Urhoghide, who appears the obvious choice after the centre-backafter his withdrawal against Middlesborough.
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