Manager Jos Luhukay leads his Sheffield Wednesday first team into battle once again this Saturday as we host relegated Stoke City at Hillsborough.
Whilst Stoke were incredibly highly tipped at the beginning of the 2018/19 campaign following their Premier League drop, they have only picked up five points so far – sitting one point above the drop zone currently – whereas we’ve turned ourselves around and secured three wins on the spin to sit in eleventh place in the Championship.
We have to hope the September international break hasn’t disrupted our momentum and given them the chance to get themselves together.
Penney, Lees, Thorniley, Palmer,
Joao, Reach, Matias,
I can’t see Luhukay making any changes, as the one many would’ve preferred was probably Fernando Forestieri but he’s now out with suspension anyway and the team above did the business over Reading at the beginning of the month – and unless there’s an injury I’m not aware of yet – I fail to see why he wouldn’t go with the same group again thinking it will be better for continuity and picking up where we left off.
Having trained this week for the first time (why for the first time I don’t know – possibly international action I don’t often pay attention to that) since making their loan switches, Josh Onomah and Michael Hector will no doubt feature from the bench I would imagine, but neither will walk straight in yet in my humble.