Improving Owls face tough test at Hillsborough

Wednesday Vs Fulham: Team news & preview

Jos Luhukay’s Sheffield Wednesday side face a stern test of their recent good form when promotion chasing Fulham make the trip to S6 on Saturday.

Wednesday will be without Morgan Fox after the left-sided defender picked up an injury at Sunderland on Easter Monday but Daniel Pudil is likely to be able to return to replace him. Barry Bannan will be expected to continue in midfield following his recent comeback from injury will Lucas Joao and Atdhe Nuhiu look set to continue their recent fruitful partnership in attack. Fernando Forestieri should feature at some point but he is unlikely to start the game.

The Owls remain without many injured players including Westwood, Lee, Van Aken, Hooper, Wallace, Clare, Hutchinson and Fletcher.

Fulham travel north with the hope of an automatic promotion place still to play for. They have no fresh injury concerns to worry them and welcomed back Tom Kalas in their victory over Leeds United last time out. On-loan Newcastle striker Aleksander Mitrovic has 10 goals in his last 9 games.

Wednesday have won their last 3 games and it would have been 4 in a row were it not for Bolton’s late leveller at Hillsborough last month. Fulham are unbeaten in 18 league matches and have won 14 of those games. The Londoners are 5 points behind 2nd-placed Cardiff with 6 games to go.

The Owls enjoyed a 1-0 at Craven Cottage back in August thanks to a Steven Fletcher goal. Fulham won on their last visit to Hillsborough on the final day of last season, though Wednesday fielded a much-changed side that day ahead of what proved to be a disappointing play-off campaign for both teams. None of the 33 league meetings at Hillsborough to date between the two teams have ended 0-0.