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Sheffield Wednesday predicted XI for trip to Wigan in the Championship

Sheffield Wednesday return to league action this evening as they face a trip to Wigan Athletic with the Owls looking to get back on track.

Garry Monk’s side enjoyed another FA Cup victory on Friday night, defeating Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers to set up a lucrative tie with Manchester City in the fifth round.

Prediction tonight?

Wigan win

Wigan win

Draw

Draw

Owls win

Owls win

However, they have lost four of their last five in the second tier, including a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Blackburn Rovers last time out.

The 40-year-old tinkered with his side for the cup competition, so what sort of team will he select at the DW Stadium?

sheffield wednesday predicted xi vs wigan

We are predicting six changes from the side that defeated QPR 2-1 over the weekend.

Goalkeeper Cameron Dawson, who signed a new long-term contract yesterday, keeps his place between the sticks as he appears to be Monk’s first choice for the foreseeable.

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In front of him will be a back four that sees both Dominic Iorfa and young 19-year-old Osaze Urhoghide return to the starting fold. They will replace Julian Borner and Moses Odubajo on the right-hand side of the defence. Morgan Fox and skipper Tom Lees remain from Friday.

The Owls somewhat have an injury crisis in central midfield with Massimo Luongo, Sam Hutchinson and Kieran Lee all doubts, but it is thought the latter will scrape through and start ahead of Joey Pelupessy.

Barry Bannan was rested at Loftus Road so he almost certainly should start alongside Lee.

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On the wings, Adam Reach returns to take up his natural left-sided position while Jacob Murphy keeps his place on the right.

Jordan Rhodes is dropped to the bench as he won’t be facing the team he continues to be linked with this transfer window; instead, Atdhe Nuhiu partners Sam Winnall upfront.

While in other news, Sheffield Wednesday fans have asked the club to “announce promotion” whilst thanking former boss Jos Luhukay this week, here’s why…