Anniversary year starts with tricky home test

Last updated : 01 January 2017 By Chris Morris

Sheffield Wednesday welcome in 2017 with a home fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday in what is their 150th year since being formed in 1867.

The Owls will assess the fitness of forward Fernando Forestieri and midfielder Kieran Lee as both players missed the New Years Eve draw at Preston with niggling injuries.

New signing Callum McManaman could come into the squad for first time following his loan move from West Bromwich Albion.

Wolves have named an unchanged side for 3 games in succession but following Saturday's 2-1 home defeat against QPR manager Paul Lambert stated that 1 or 2 changes were likely in order to freshen up the team having played games with a short turnaround time.

The Owls have only lost once in their last 8 matches which includes 3 home wins in a row and a 2-0 win at Wolves.

Wolves were unlucky to lose to QPR last time out but have been improving under Paul Lambert and have won 2 of their last 3 away matches.

Wednesday won this fixture 4-1 last season after falling behind to an early penalty but prior to that Wolves had not lost in their previous 16 visits to Hillsborough.