Can Owls & Canaries put on a show with nothing to play for?

Wednesday Vs Norwich: Team news & preview

Sheffield Wednesday take on Norwich City on the final day of the Championship season with little more than pride to play for in what both teams would class as a disappointing season overall. The two sides would have fancied themselves to be in promotion contention this campaign but Norwich have been inconsistent under new manager Daniel Farke and Wednesday, who parted company with Carlos Carvalhal midway through the campaign, never got going at the start and were hit by a severe injury crisis.

A last day victory for Norwich would give them a top-half position and guarantee finishing above rivals Ipswich while a win for Wednesday could give them a chance of moving up above Leeds into 14th place.

The Owls got a creditable 0-0 draw at champions Wolves last weekend and have no new injury worries but remain with Westwood, Hunt, van Aken, Hutchinson, Lee’ Hooper, Fletcher and Ross Wallace. Wallace has played his last game for the club as his contract will not be renewed in the summer, another one on his way out is captain Glenn Loovens but the skipper could be in contention to make a farewell appearance.

Norwich travel with experience midfielder Wes Hoolahan. The Irishman said an emotional goodbye at Carrow Road last weekend after a decade at the club. The visitors also continue to be without wide midfielder Matt Jarvis due to an ankle injury.

Wednesday have had a strong finish to the season, winning 5 and drawing 1 of their last 8 matches. Norwich’s form over the same period has been more indifferent with 3 wins and 3 defeats from their last 8 games.  

The Owls led 1-0 at half-time at Carrow Road earlier in the season but a poor second half display saw them beaten 3-1. Wednesday have a good recent home record against the Canaries though, they beat them 5-1 at Hillsborough last season and have won 10 of their last 15 against City at S6, including a final day 4-1 win in 2008.