Can managerless Wednesday respond at Hillsborough?

Last updated : 21 December 2018 By Chris Morris
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With news breaking on Friday that Jos Luhukay has lost his job as Wednesday manager the Owls fans will be looking for a positive response from their team after two months of disappointment.
Wednesday go into the game without midfielder Barry Bannan who completes a 2-match suspension. Marco Matias will hope for a starting place after scoring as a substitute last weekend while striker Steven Fletcher could be in line for a recall. 
The Owls remain without influential injured players like Fernando Forestieri, Kieran Lee and Gary Hooper but it will be interesting to see if experienced players like Keiren Westwood, Sam Hutchinson and David Jones comes back into contention over the Christmas period having seemingly been cast aside by Luhukay.
Preston travel across the Pennines with some injury concerns of their own. Lewis Moult missed the win against Millwall last weekend and is rated as doubtful while Sean Maguire and Callum Robinson remain sidelined with hamstring injuries. Josh Harrop continues to miss out due to a long-term knee injury.
Wednesday come into the game with just 1 win from their last 10 attempts and have been conceding goals at an alarming rate though they have picked up 4 points from their last two home matches. 
Preston have not had a great first half of the season either but have improved in recent weeks and have won 4 of their last 6, losing just 1. 
The Owls were beaten 1-0 at Preston on the opening day of last season but did enjoy a 4-1 win against Saturday's visitors when they last met at Hillsborough back in March.