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Match preview: Owls v Reading

News December 2, 2020

Sheffield Wednesday are back at Hillsborough this evening where we face Reading after Saturday’s goalless draw with Stoke.

The Owls have picked up a point in each of the last two outings against strong opposition in the form of Swansea and the Potters.

Reading, meanwhile, have enjoyed a strong start to the campaign and head to Hillsborough just outside the top six on goal difference.

The Royals recently slipped to four successive defeats in late October, running through November but returned to winning ways last weekend by defeating Bristol City 3-1 on home soil.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game;

MATCH DETAILS

– Date: Wednesday 2 December
– Kick-off, 7.45pm
– Championship
– Hillsborough

OFFICIALS

Referee – Oliver Langford
Assistant Referee – Robert Merchant
Assistant Referee – James Wilson
Fourth Official – Andy Woolmer

WATCH LIVE

This game has been selected for Sky Sports coverage in the UK, so there will be no regular option on iFollow to watch this match, save Season Ticket holders.

Commentary will be available as normal with Rob O’Neill and John Pearson calling the action from S6.

TEAM NEWS

SWFC: Dominic Iorfa continues to edge closer to his return to action and is back out on the training pitches.

Josh Windass serves the final game of his three-match suspension, while Keiren Westwood (groin) remains sidelined.

Elsewhere, there are no fresh injuries from the 0-0 draw with Stoke on Saturday.

Reading: Striker George Puscas (hernia) is ruled out, while winger Yakou Méïté (ankle) is expected to feature at Hillsborough. Meite has scored four in his last five games.

Playmaker John Swift (hamstring) has been out for three months through injury but is closing in on a return and could make it this month, but tonight’s game will come too soon.

Andy Yiadom and Felipe Araruna both have knee injuries that see them sidelined.

Former Wednesday striker Lucas Joao is the club’s top scorer with 12 goals.

FORM GUIDE

Wednesday: WDLDD
Reading: LLLDW

LAST FIVE v Reading

Owls 0-3 Reading – 15 February 2020 – Championship
Reading 1-3 Owls – 3 August 2019 – Championship
Owls 0-0 Reading – 9 February 2019 – Championship
Reading 1-2 Owls – 1 September 2018 – Championship
Owls 3-0 Reading – 21 April 2018 – Championship