Sheffield Wednesday vs Accrington Stanley preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Sheffield Wednesday look to get back on track after defeat to league leaders Rotherham United at the weekend as they play host to Accrington Stanley at Hillsborough on Wednesday night.  Kick-off is at 19:45 GMT.

Stanley will be looking to get their third win on the bounce after they comfortably beat Crewe Alexandra at the weekend to pile misery on the relegation zone placed side.

Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to put the disappointment of the weekend’s loss to Rotherham out of their minds as they continue their push for a play-off place.

  • Team news

Sheffield Wednesday will most likely be without their top scorer Lee Gregory as he is still out with a toe injury.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing was withdrawn against Rotherham at the weekend but the club say this was only a precautionary measure.

Chey Dunkley, Josh Windass, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru and Harlee Dean will all be missing as they continue to be side-lined. 

Stanley will be without key centre back Ross Sykes after he picked up a late booking at the weekend which means he will be suspended for the next two matches against Sheffield Wednesday and Cambridge United.

This will be of huge frustration for John Coleman as the local lad had been hitting form as of late with two goals in their weekend win against Crewe.

Star striker Colby Bishop played the whole 90 minutes at the weekend after a few weeks out with an ankle injury.

  • Predicted lineups

Sheffield Wednesday: Peacock-Farrell, Storey, Hutchinson, Palmer, Hunt, Byers, Luongo, Bannan, Johnson, Paterson, Kamberi

Accrington Stanley: Savin, Clark, Nottingham, Rodgers, Amankwah, Leigh, Butcher, Hamilton, McConville, O’Sullivan, Bishop

The Owls come into this game after their first loss in five games at the hands of league leaders Rotherham United.

Second half goals from Freddie Ladapo and then Michael Smith condemned the Yorkshire side to a 2-0 defeat.

Wednesday will be looking to bounce straight back as a win could take them into the League One play-off places.

Stanley on the other hand had a better weekend as they swept Crewe Alexandra aside by four goals to one. 

Goals by Tommy Leigh, Sean McConville and two by centre back Ross Sykes helped Stanley to a 4-1 win against their struggling opposition who got a consolation goal late on through Daniel Agyei.

A win this weekend at Hillsborough will be the second time this season that the Lancashire side have picked up three wins on the bounce.

  • Ones to watch

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Sheffield Wednesday captain Barry Bannan has been in superb form for his side this season.

The Scottish midfielder has four goals and six assists to his name with many of them goals being crucial, such as the winning penalty in their 1-0 win against Wigan Athletic.

The experienced technician controls the tempo of his side and will be key to breaking down the Stanley defence on Wednesday night.

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For Stanley, they will be looking for Sean McConville to continue his recent form to help them breakdown this Wednesday defence that has kept four clean sheets in the last five games.

The 32-year-old comes into the game after a hat-trick of assists at the weekend to add to his goal.

This took his tally of assists to 12 making him the top provider in League One so far this season.

The Stanley fans though will be hoping for him to chip in with more goals to add to his outstanding assist numbers as they travel to Hillsborough. 

  • Previous meetings

The last time these teams met was 20 November when the Owls ran out 2-3 victors thanks to goals by Chey Dunkley, Theodor Corbeanu and Florian Kamberi.

Stanley did make a comeback in the second half of that game with goals by Lewis Mansell and Joel Mumbongo but it wasn’t enough as the away side held out for victory at the Wham Stadium.

This game was the first time the two sides have played each other since 1892.

Sheffield Wednesday have won three out of the four games the two teams have contested.

  • Where to watch on TV

This game isn’t being broadcast live on TV but each set of fans can watch the game using their club’s iFollow service.