It may only be October but Wednesday face a proverbial relegation six pointer already when they visit Ipswich Town this weekend.
Both sides occupy relegation places after poor starts to the season and the Tractor Boys have already parted with manager Paul Jewell.
With Milan Mandaric as chairman Owls boss Dave Jones may not be far behind, making this weekend’s clash crucial.
Owls boss Dave Jones told the official SWFC website.
‘It can’t keep going the way it’s going, with us playing so well but not hitting the back of the net.
‘Sometimes I do feel like I would rather us play below our best but sneak a 1-0 win.
‘That’s what teams have done against us. We gave a goal away on Wednesday night because we switched off for the first couple of minutes and that ultimately cost us.’
Ipswich Town Team News:
Wednesday have no fresh injury or suspension concerns for the trip to Suffolk.
Jay Bothroyd and Anthony Gardner both missed the midweek defeat at Blackbun but could be fit and available for the clash with Town. Both will have late fitness tests.
Owls boss Dave Jones could make changes following the defeat against Rovers.
Player to watch: Michail Antonio
The wing wizard has been one of the Owls’ biggest threats in recent matches and his attacking flair will be key for the Owls in unlocking the Ipswich defence.
Wednesday Team News:
Town will have Chris Hutchings in caretaker control for the first time following the departure of Paul Jewell as boss and it could mean big changes for the hosts.
Elliott Hewitt (tonsillitis) and Paul Taylor (foot) remain Town’s only injury absentees.
Player to watch: Carlos Edwards
Edwards may lack the attacking qualities from full-back that he had in his younger years but, as Town skipper, he’ll need to be at the top of his game in a crucial clash for the hosts.
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