Date: 12th July 2011 at 8:02pm
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Wednesday were held to a stalemate in their opening friendly of the 2011-12 close season when they drew 0-0 with Russian side FC Volga Novgorod.

The Owls enjoyed a good workout against decent opposition to get their friendly fixtures underway on Tuesday and Owls boss Gary Megson made full use of his squad.

Three of Wednesday’s summer recruits got their first outings in an Owls top, with Julian Bennett, David Prutton and Jose Semedo making their debuts.

Megson fielded a strong side against a Russian team that is midway through its campaign in the top flight of Russian football and currently enjoying a mid-season break.

The Owls competed well, and Megson made five changes at half-time to allow a number of first team players a run-out.

Owls: O’Donnell (Weaver 46), Otsemobor, Reda Johnson, Beevers, Bennett (Reynolds 46), Jermaine Johnson, Prutton (O’Connor 46), Semedo, Sedgwick (Palmer 46), Daniel Jones, Madine (Morrison 46)

FC Volga: Abayeb, Grigalava, Buivolov, Belozyorov, Salukvadze, Adzhindzhil (Khojava 76), Crosas, Tursunov, Jose (Nikita 62), Vatsadze, Ahmetovic (Khazov 68)