Owls need capital gain to get season up and running

Last updated : 18 August 2017 By Chris Morris

Fulham Vs Wednesday: Team news & preview

Sheffield Wednesday have travelled to London where they will face Fulham in the EFL Championship on Saturday.

Wednesday could include new centre-back Frederico Venancio for the first time following his loan move from Vitoria Setubal. Fellow defender Glenn Loovens was ruled out of the midweek draw with Sunderland due to a back injury and is struggling to be fit.

Influential attacker Fernando Forestieri has missed the last 2 matches for internal disciplinary reasons but has made the trip south with the squad. Steven Fletcher & Jordan Rhodes will be in contention for recalls having appeared from the bench on Wednesday.

The home side will be without Lucas Piazon after the attacking midfielder, on loan from Chelsea, suffered a broken leg in the draw at Leeds United on Tuesday. Key midfielder Tom Cairney is struggling for fitness due to a knee injury but Sheyi Ojo could make his debut having signed on loan from Liverpool and Tom Kalas is available after completing a suspension.

Last seasons beaten play-off semi-finalists have both made slow starts to this campaign. Fulham have started with 3 draws though they have faced 3 sides that were in promotion contention for large spells of last season. Wednesday have followed up their opening day defeat at Preston with 2 draws and although the performance against Sunderland on Wednesday was encouraging the Owls need a win to get their campaign up and running.

Fulham beat the Owls 2-1 at Hillsborough on the last day of last season though it was a much changed Wednesday line-up. The match at Craven Cottage last season resulted in a 1-1 draw when the home side grabbed a late leveller.