Storm clouds are gathering above Bournemouth manager, Jason Tindall. A run of three straight defeats has led to calls for his head from sections of the fan base, leaving him desperate for a win to arrest the worrying slide that his side have been on recently.
Tindall admitted that he "can't wait" for the January window to close when speaking to afcbTV, hinting that speculation around Bournemouth's stars was not conducive to a healthy dressing room environment.
Sheffield Wednesday will be keen to build on their impressive 1-0 win over Preston North End at the weekend, a result that kept them in touch with the teams hovering above them outside the relegation zone.
Interim manager Neil Thompson has been in temporary charge for just over a month, with Dejphon Chansiri refusing to be rushed into choosing the permanent replacement to Tony Pulis.
Bournemouth have added Ben Pearson to their ranks from Preston, the combative midfielder is expected to make his debut on Tuesday.
Junior Stanislas is back to full fitness after returning from an ankle injury and is also expected to feature.
Wednesday have no new injury concerns since their win over Preston, but Cameron Dawson and Dominic Iorfa remain long term absentees.
Massimo Luongo featured from the bench in the last game for the Owls, and will likely feature in some capacity on Tuesday.
After an impressive performance in his first league game of the season against Preston, young defender Osaze Urhoghide is likely to keep his place in the side.
Begovic; Stacey, Mepham, S. Cook, Rico, Lerma, L. Cook, Pearson, Brooks, Solanke, Stanislas.
Sheffield Wednesday (5-3-2)
Westwood; Palmer, Lees, Hutchinson, Urhoghide, Penney, Pelupessy, Bannan, Reach, Windass, Paterson.
The Cherries have been in poor form of late, losing their last three league games. These results have seen Bournemouth tumble from third to sixth in the Championship table, now eight points behind 2nd place Swansea City.
Most recently, Bournemouth succumbed to a 3-1 defeat away at fellow promotion hopefuls Reading, leaving the south coast side in desperate need of a win to avoid falling out of the race for automatic promotion.
Sheffield Wednesday come into the game on Tuesday night in relatively good form, with the Owls winning three and losing one in their last four league games.
Despite this, they have not won away from home in the league since the 17th of October and are winless in their last nine games on the road.
Ones to watch
Bournemouth - Junior Stanislas
Bournemouth's recent poor run has coincided with an injury to key man Junior Stanislas.
The versatile midfielder has 11 goal contributions in 19 Championship appearances this season and has been sorely missed in recent weeks, coming off the bench to score a consolation goal in Bournemouth's 3-1 defeat to Reading.
The 31-year-old has mostly been deployed as a left-winger this season but has also slotted in at center-midfield when required.
He will likely replace Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, who has been poor since returning from a hamstring injury.
Sheffield Wednesday - Callum Paterson
Another player well known for his versatility, Callum Paterson is certainly one to watch at the moment.
The Scotland international has been vital in Wednesday's recent resurgence, scoring against both Middlesborough and Derby County in recent wins for the Owls.
Paterson has multiple weapons in his arsenal. Alongside his goal-scoring and hold-up play, he also possesses a good long throw. It was from one of these throw-ins that Liam Palmer scored in Wednesday's most recent win over Preston.
The Owls produced a huge shock in the reverse fixture, defeating the previously unbeaten Bournemouth 1-0, thanks to a Barry Bannan penalty. Steve Cook was sent off for the foul that led to the penalty and Wednesday winger Kadeem Harris was also shown a red card after a bust-up with Jefferson Lerma saw him receive his second yellow card deep into injury time.
Extended highlights are available below.
Where to watch
The match is available on afcbTV for Bournemouth fans at a cost of £10.
Sheffield Wednesday fans can access the game via iFollow on the club website, also for £10.