IT will be a case of ‘revenge is a dish best served cold’ for Wednesday on Tuesday night when they welcome promotion-favourites Reading to S6.
Wednesday were destroyed 6-0 in the reverse fixture at the Madejski Stadium earlier in the season – their biggest defeat under boss Brian Laws.
And as well as make it three wins on the spin against a Reading side struggling for form, they’ll be looking to make amends for their early season defeat.
Brian Laws told the Sheffield Star of the 6-0 defeat:
‘It was a bad day. It must be firmly in our minds that it mustn’t happen again. Although our preparation was awful, it doesn’t disguise the fact that there were some poor performances on top of that.
‘It won’t be the same this time. We will be well prepared. This is our chance to repay the supporters who turned up that night.
‘Whatever they were feeling in those last 20 minutes when we 6-0 down, it was 10-fold to me.’
Wednesday Team News:
Owls boss Laws could be set to change a winning team to help fatigue within the Owls squad.
Frank Simek, Richard Wood and Francis Jeffers will all be chomping at the bit to return to the squad.
But it’s doubtful Laws will change the winning attacking line-up of Leon Clarke and Marcus Tudgay for the clash.
And Wednesday have no fresh injury or suspension concerns for the match, with Akpo Sodje a possibility for the bench.
Player to watch: Leon Clarke
All eyes will be on Saturday’s two-goal hero, to see if his partnership with Marcus Tudgay is the real deal – let’s hope it is!
Reading Team News:
Reading boss Steve Coppell will no doubt be looking at changes to the side that lost 1-0 at home to struggling Nottingham Forest at the weekend.
The promotion-hopefuls have seen their bid for an instant return to the Premier League take a knock with result poor results, and will no doubt be wanting to hit back at Hillsborough.
Reading have scored just one goal in their last six matches, and Coppell will no doubt be wanting to make changes up front to change that.
Leory Lita and Noel Hunt could both move into the Reading starting line-up.
Player to watch: Kevin Doyle
Reading’s goals have dried up in recent weeks but boss Steve Coppell will no doubt be looking at the Republic of Ireland international to fire them to victory tonight.
Match Facts & Stats
Wednesday wins: 5
Reading wins: 4
Last Time Out:
Reading 6-0 Wednesday
Madejski Stadium, 16/09/08
A match to foget for Wednesday fans, so I won’t go into too much detail!
Wednesday: Grant, Buxton, Hinds, Beevers, Spurr, Gray (Jeffers 90), Potter, McAllister (O’Connor 90), Johnson (Small 87), Tudgay, Clarke. Subs Not Used: Simek, Wood.
Reading: Federici, Rosenior, Duberry, Pearce, Armstrong (Lita 76), Kebe (Tabb 60), Matejovsky, Gunnarsson (Cisse 77), Stephen Hunt, Doyle, Noel Hunt. Subs Not Used: Hahnemann, Harper.
v Wolves (H) – 07/03/09