Following a 2-1 victory over League Two side Mansfield Town in the Papa John’s Trophy in midweek, Sheffield Wednesday are back in League One action this afternoon with a clash against Bolton Wanderers.
Ahead of the match at Hillsborough, Owls manager Darren Moore revealed in his latest press conference that all members of his squad are fit and available to play.
Taking thar into account, here’s how we feel Wednesday will line up against Bolton, with several changes from the starting XI which faced Mansfield.
In goal, with Bailey Peacock-Farrell still away on international duty, it seems pretty certain that Joe Wildsmith, who played in midweek, will keep his place in the team.
At centre-back, we think Dominic Iorfa will return to the team in place of Lewis Gibson, who only played 45 minutes in midweek after struggling with his fitness, to partner Chey Dunkley. In the full-back positions, Moore could stick with Marvin Johnson at left-back and restore Liam Palmer to the team at right-back in place of Jack Hunt, who played in midweek.
In midfield, we think Wednesday will start with Lewis Wing, who scored against Mansfield and earned a higher match rating (8.5/10) than any other Owls player on the day according to SofaScore. Next to him, Moore could bring Barry Bannan back into the starting XI to captain the team and replace Oluwafisayo Dele-Bashiru.
For Wednesday’s attack, we think Moore will reward Theo Corbeanu with his first league start of the season after his assist in midweek. On the left wing, Sylla Sow could drop out of the team, with Olamide Shodipo returning to the starting XI.
Finally, we can see Moore going with Lee Gregory and Callum Paterson up top considering that the duo have a combined total of four goals and three assists in the league. They replace Saido Berahino and Florian Kamberi, despite the latter scoring against Mansfield.
All in all, we envisage six changes to the side which started at Field Mill on Tuesday night as the Owls turn their focus back to League One matters.