Sheffield Wednesday head to Hull City in the Championship this weekend.
Sheffield Wednesday head out on their first away voyage of the season this weekend, taking on Hull City at the MKM Stadium.
Both teams go into this one having lost their opening Championship fixture by a 2-1 scoreline, with Hull doing so against Norwich City.
And whilst Wednesday overcame Stockport County in the Carabao Cup in midweek, Hull lost out against Doncaster Rovers.
It promises to be a feisty game between two sides wanting their first league points of the season, and for the Owls, there’s some welcome returns in the side which should boost Xisco Munoz’s chances of a win.
As per The Yorkshire Post, Munoz looks set to welcome back George Byers, Liam Palmer, and Michael Smith this weekend – Byers and Smith are yet to feature this season, whilst all three didn’t feature in the Stockport game.
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Elsewhere, Mallik Wilks looks set to miss out. Munoz had this to say ahead of the weekend:
“One of the things we have to know about the squad right now is that 99 per cent of the players are ok for the weekend and this is good news when you have everyone ready to play.
“Michael was coming back today and was very good and we will see tomorrow if he is 100 per cent for the game. Ninety-nine per cent, he looks like being able to play.
“With Mallik, he has some problems and we will see if he arrives or not.”
Momo Diaby has this morning joined Sheffield Wednesday on a season-long loan from Portimonense, though whether he features this weekend remains to be seen.
A full-strength Wednesday outfit…
At full-strength, Sheffield Wednesday have a side capable of giving anyone in the league a good game.
Wilks looks like the only major doubt ahead of this weekend and whilst his energy and physicality up top will be missed, Munoz has the players to cope without Wilks, and so the Owls should give Hull a very good game.
It’ll still be a tough outing – Hull have a very capable boss in Liam Rosenior and they have some very good players of their own.
Both teams will be eager to get at least a point on the board, and a point might be a decent result for Sheffield Wednesday.
The gane kicks off at 3pm tomorrow.