Owls and Royals in need of improvement

Reading Vs Wednesday: Team news & preview

Sheffield Wednesday visit the Madejski Stadium on Saturday as 2 of last season’s play-off contenders go head to head. Having come so close to promotion last time around both teams have underperformed so far this campaign and are in need of 3 points.

Wednesday continue to be without George Boyd, Sam Hutchinson and Fernando Forestieri but Kieran Lee could be in contention to start having featured from the bench at Ipswich and Atdhe Nuhiu, who scored in injury time at Portman Road having played for the last 10 minutes, will hope to play a more prominent role.

Reading are without long-term injury victims Jordan Obita, Gareth McCleary, Callum Harriott and former Sheffield United midfielder Stephen Quinn. Midfielder John Swift faces a late test on a hamstring injury while goalkeeper Vito Mannone and striker Yann Kermorgant are both expected to return.  Midfielder Joey Van Den Berg is likely to come back into the team having completed a suspension.

Wednesday are unbeaten in 5 matches but have drawn 3 of those games, Reading having won 3 and lost 3 of their last 7 fixtures. The Owls were beaten twice by Reading last season and they have a dire record at the Madejski Stadium where they have lost on 6 of their last 8 visits, winning just once.