Owls Vs Forest: Team news & preview
Sheffield Wednesday will try and get their first home win of the new season at the 3rd attempt when they face Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough on Saturday. The Owls have drawn their 2 home games to date and will hope to get their season on track in the televised tea time kick-off.
Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal will have to watch from the stands having received a 2-match touchline ban for an altercation in the EFL Cup defeat at Bolton. He will be without the services of influential forward Fernando Forestieri who face a knee surgery and a 3-month spell on the sidelines.
Wednesday continue to be without defender Glenn Loovens and midfielder Sam Hutchinson due to niggling injuries so new signings Joost Van Aken and Jacob Butterfield could be in line to make their debuts. Key midfielder Kieran Lee has returned to training but is unlikely to make his first start of the season but goalkeeper Keiren Westwood should be fit to play despite being substituted due to picking up a knock in the last match before the international break.
New Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Adam Federici will have to wait to make his debut after picking up an injury on international duty with Australia. The visitors will also be without midfielders Chris Cohen and David Vaughan while former Sheffield United striker Jamie Ward is not expected to feature despite recently returning to training after a calf injury.
Wednesday have 6 points from 5 games having drawn 3 of their opening fixtures. Forest are 3 points better off going into the game having won 3 and lost 2. Wednesday won both of the fixtures between the 2 teams last season with Kieran Lee scoring a last minute winner in a 2-1 victory at Hillsborough.