Wednesday in need of a home win

Last updated : 18 January 2020 By Chris Morris
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Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to get their home form back on track when Blackburn Rovers visit Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon. Going into the festive season the Owls had an unbeaten home record in the league since Garry Monk's arrival early in the season but that was ended with successive defeats to Cardiff and Hull City. Since those defeats Wednesday have got back to winning ways on the road with victories at Brighton in the FA Cup and high-flying Leeds in the Championship last weekend.
 
The home side continue to be without injured attacker Fernando Forestieri and also full-back Liam Palmer who has not played since a late tackle by Junior Hoilett took him out of the game against Cardiff. Striker Steven Fletcher is ruled out for at least two months with a knee injury and the Owls are continuing to search for a forward in this transfer window to boost their goal scoring options.
 
Young defender Osaze Urhoghide could make his home debut after impressing in the last two away games and Tom Lees is also back in contention having recovered from illness.
The visitors will be without influential forward Bradley Dack who suffered a serious knee injury last month that is likely to keep him out for a year. Midfielder Corry Evans also misses out having sustained a head injury in Rovers clash with Preston last weekend.
 
Wednesday's away wins in their last two games brought to an end a 3-match losing streak while Blackburn brought a 3-match losing run to an end with a home draw against Preston. The Owls have beaten Rovers on each of their last 3 meetings at Hillsborough but Blackburn won the last meeting between the two sides, 2-1 at Ewood Park back in November.