Owls aiming to tame resurgent Tigers

Hull Vs Wednesday: Team news & preview

With 4 games to go Jos Luhukay’s Wednesday side still need a few points to guarantee their safety and they make the trip east with yet more injury concerns. Strike duo Adthe Nuhiu and Lucas Joao are doubts for the game and so Jordan Rhodes could get a rare opportunity. Fernando Forestieri was expected to be eased into first team action following his near season-long injury lay-off but he started the midweek defeat at QPR and could be called upon again.

Midfielder Barry Bannan is unlikely to feature leaving the Owls short of creativity and Daniel Pudil is struggling which would leave the Owls without many options in terms of left-sided defenders. Centre-back Frederico Venancio could return to the side after missing out on Tuesday.

Hull have plenty of attacking options available and are likely to have youngster Jarrod Bowen come back into the squad having missed the midweek hammering of Burton Albion due to a foot injury.  Abel Hernandez may also return along with Jon Toral but the home side aren’t expected to make sweeping changes having won their last two matches by an aggregate of 9-0.

Having recently won 3 in a row Wednesday have slipped to back-to-back defeats and were effectively beaten inside 15 minutes last time out at QPR when they found themselves 3-0 down by that time. Hull won 5-0 in midweek and 4-0 last weekend and have only lost 1 of their last 7 to ease themselves towards Championship safety.

The two sides drew 2-2 when they met at Hillsborough earlier in the season and drew 0-0 at Hull the last time they met there in the 2015-16 season when Fernando Forestieri was incorrectly sent off late on. Wednesday were beaten 1-0 at Wembley by Hull in the play-off final at the end of that season.