Owls make 2 changes for final day decider

Last updated : 08 May 2021 By C. Morris

Rhodes returns at Pride Park

Sheffield Wednesday have made two changes to the starting 11 that drew 0-0 with Nottingham Forest last weekend as they go in search of a victory at Derby County which could preserve their Championship status.

Chey Dunkley returns to the heart of the defence following a lengthy injury lay off and Jordan Rhodes steps up from the bench to lead the line in attack. There was some hope that Massimo Luongo may make a long-awaited return but the Australian midfielder is not included in the squad.

The return of Dunkley could see Liam Palmer move to right-wing-back and Callum Paterson into midfield.

The Owls must beat Derby and hope that Rotherham United fail to win at Cardiff City in order to leapfrog both teams and avoid relegation to League One.