Sheff Wed V Newcastle at Hillsborough : Match Preview

06 April 2017

Sheffield Wednesday set to be boosted by the return of Fernando Forestieri

Fernando Forestieri is expected to go straight back into the Sheffield Wednesday side after missing the last four games through injury.

The playmaker has returned after completing his rehab in Spain and is likely to feature in the clash with Newcastle.

Vincent Sasso will also be available for Carlos Carvalhal's men after completing a three-match ban.

Almen Abdi and Kieran Lee remain long-term absentees.

Jack Colback could return to the Newcastle squad for the trip to Hillsborough.

The Magpies midfielder was ruled out of the 1-0 win over Burton on Wednesday night with a virus but should recover to be in contention.

Isaac Hayden was rested against the Brewers after feeling tightness in his ankle and he will be monitored.

Boss Rafael Benitez handed central defender Chancel Mbemba his first start since November in midweek and he should keep his place, while Christian Atsu and Ayoze Perez also started and will hope to have done enough to continue.