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Sheffield Wednesday’s predicted line up vs Blackburn Rovers for Championship clash

Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to continue on from last weekend’s phenomenal victory which sprung them back into the playoff positions.

The Owls defeated local rivals Leeds United 2-0 to dethrone them from the Championship lead.


Owls win

Owls win



Rovers win

Rovers win

Now they’ll be wanting to enact revenge on Blackburn Rovers at Hillsborough after they threw away all three points last time the two teams met in November.

Here’s how we predict Wednesday will line up this afternoon…

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Garry Monk made the first signing since he took charge back in September earlier this week, but there’s no place for him in the starting XI today.

Argentian winger Manuel Hidalgo is expected to go into the U23 squad for the time being, but having enjoyed a successful trial period in front of the 40-year-old, don’t be surprised if he makes the bench at the very least.

The back four remains unaltered with rising starlet Osaze Urhoghide continuing at right-back while Cameron Dawson keeps his place between the sticks.

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It means there is no place for skipper Tom Lees despite returning from illness.

Monk could remain with the 4-3-3 system used at Elland Road, but Sam Hutchinson comes into defensive midfield, pushing Kieran Lee alongside Barry Bannan.

Massimo Luongo is dropped at the expense of such a chance after the 27-year-old was withdrawn for Joey Pelupessy in the second half last time out.

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The two wingers remain the same after impressive outings; Jacob Murphy on the right and Adam Reach back on his natural left side. Both players contributed towards the two goals and recorded ratings over 7.20 by WhoScored.

While the second and final change is in attack as Atdhe Nuhiu earns a start after his injury-time winner. Sam Winnall drops to the bench.

And in other news, Dom Howson has provided an update surrounding Wednesday’s pursuit of Connor Wickham…

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