Sheffield Wednesday are still waiting for their first win under Tony Pulis, and they’ll have to be at their very best if they’re to get it this weekend as they face table-topping Norwich City.
Despite not winning yet under their new manager, the Owls can be very pleased with how things are going under Pulis so far as he seems to have fixed their defensive frailties, and if it weren’t for two red cards, they may have picked up a few better results.
Saturday will be Pulis’ biggest test yet, and if he’s going to win he has to get his team selection spot on.
We’ve had a go at predicting Sheffield Wednesday’s starting XI for the game against Norwich.
We expect there to be just one change from the team that drew with Reading.
Of course, Liam Shaw’s injury has enforced a change form Pulis, but we expect that to be a rather straightforward swap for the returning Josh Windass whose three-game ban is over.
Windass comes in up front, while Callum Paterson moves back into midfield to take up the space filled by Shaw, as it seems as though Pulis doesn’t quite fancy Izzy Brown to do a job in the middle of the park.
The back five remains exactly the same, with Joe Wildsmith retaining his place in goal after a performance against the Royals that earnt him a lot of plaudits from supporters.
Meanwhile, Adam Reach and Kadeem Harris start on the wings, while Massimo Luongo and Barry Bannan partner Paterson in the middle of the park.