Predicted Sheffield Wednesday XI – 29 y/o axed by Pulis, Luongo returns in 3 changes v Blackburn

Predicted Sheffield Wednesday XI – 29 y/o axed by Pulis, Luongo returns in 3 changes v Blackburn

Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to build on last weekend’s victory when they hit the road in the Championship this afternoon.

It took nine games, but recently-appointed Owls boss Tony Pulis clinched his first win in charge of the south Yorkshiremen to move them off the foot of the table by goal difference.

Their 1-0 victory over Coventry City at Hillsborough Stadium should be a welcome boost ahead of the trip to Blackburn Rovers today, though the 62-year-old is dealing with a mini injury crisis.

So, what sort of lineup will we see at Ewood Park? Here’s what we are predicting…


Pulis could make as many as three changes.

Starting in goal should be Keiren Westwood once again. His return spearheaded a clean sheet last time out, whilst a natural back three of Chey Dunkley, Tom Lees and Joost van Aken may start, meaning there’s no place for 29-year-old Liam Palmer.

With doubts over Kadeem Harris’ fitness, Moses Odubajo could come straight back in at right wing-back with Adam Reach continuing on the other flank.

There are also concerns over Owls skipper Barry Bannan, but he’s expected to feature after declaring himself fit on social media. He should continue a partnership with Joey Pelupessy, though young midfielder Liam Shaw is axed.

Pulis may hand Massimo Luongo a start on his return – if fit.

Whilst a front two pairing of Josh Windass and Calum Paterson seems likely given the manager’s lack of faith in Jordan Rhodes.

AND in other news, Pulis can land Sheff Weds a bargain in “real handful”, he won’t cost Chansiri a PENNY…

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