Cambridge United vs Sheffield Wednesday preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Cambridge United host Sheffield Wednesday at the Abbey Stadium on Tuesday looking to turn around their recent form.

The U's are winless in their last four and sit in 18th in the EFL League One table while the Owls have only lost once in their last six and are just outside of the play-off places in seventh.

Team news

Jack Lankester has been ruled out for this matchup while Liam O'Neil's status is still being determined. 

Shilow Tracey and Wes Hoolahan are expected to again start in the midfield in place of the injured duo.

Conor Masterson played the full 90 minutes against Ipswich Town after being a doubt for match and should again feature in the U's defense.

Sheffield Wednesday could welcome Saido Berahino back to the starting lineup after he was an unused substitute on the weekend. Josh Windass continues to recover from hamstring surgery and will miss out.

The Owls are also expected to be without Sam Hutchinson, Lewis Gibson, George Byers and Massimo Luongo.

Goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell was available for selection after his return from international duty with Northern Ireland at the weekend, but was only named as a substitute.

Predicted lineups

Cambridge United: Mitov; Iredale, Jones, Masterson, Williams; May, Digby; Brophy, Hoolahan, Tracey; Ironside

Sheffield Wednesday: Wildsmith; Palmer, Dunkley, Iorfa; Brown, Wing, Bannan, Hunt; Dele-Bashiru; Gregory, Paterson

Ones to watch

Joe Ironside (Cambridge United)

The U's leading scorer with six goals, he's had a knack for providing Cambridge with big goals, scoring the equalizer against top of the table Plymouth Argyle in August as well as against Ipswich on Saturday to deliver a point to his side.

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Lee Gregory (Sheffield Wednesday)

Grabbed the opening goal with a lovely finish into the bottom right corner before sending the goalkeeper the wrong way to double the Owls lead against AFC Wimbledon, giving him seven for the season. He also led the line well with some good touches and hold-up play.

Previous meetings

The last matchup between these sides was in 2016 when a 118th minute goal by Luke Berry gave the U's a 2-1 victory in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

How to watch

The match will not be shown on televison, but Cambridge is offering streaming coverage on their iFollow channel. Kick-off is set for 19:45 BST.

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