Sheff Wed V Fulham at Hillsborough : Match Preview

05 May 2017

Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal set to rest players against Fulham

Carlos Carvalhal is expected to rest his star players against Fulham in preparation for Sheffield Wednesday's forthcoming play-off campaign.

Owls boss Carvalhal, named Championship manager of the month for April, saw his team guarantee themselves a top-six spot last weekend with a game to spare. When they did the same thing 12 months ago, the Portuguese treated the final game of the season at Wolves as a dead rubber.

Joe Wildsmith is likely to play in goal while other youngsters could be handed a chance.

Midfielder David Jones might be involved after illness while defender Sam Hutchinson is back in training after a calf injury and may be used from the bench late on.

Fulham will welcome back striker Chris Martin from suspension.

The on-loan Derby forward has completed a three-match ban after he was sent off at Norwich last month.

Defender Ragnar Sigurdsson could be unavailable again after he missed last weekend's draw against Brentford with a calf problem.

Boss Slavisa Jokanovic should otherwise have a full-strength squad to choose from.