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Jordan Rhodes returns; Monk signing out: Owls predicted line-up for Millwall clash

Sheffield Wednesday travel to Millwall on Saturday looking at move out of the Championship bottom three with a victory over Gary Rowett’s side.

The Owls have won four of their last five league matches.

Rotherham United’s midweek victory over Derby County means there are just three points between the Owls in 23rd and the Rams in 20th, with Birmingham City also in the mix.

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Wednesday will be confident following their 2-1 win over Bournemouth last time out, though Millwall are looking to go five games unbeaten after their late run of decent form.

Here is how we believe the Owls will line up:

Interim boss Neil Thompson is likely to name a similar line-up to the one which beat Bournemouth, with no changes at the back despite Chey Dunkley’s return to fitness.

Joost van Aken is still out after injuring his ankle during an U23 game, while Moses Odubajo is still a few weeks away judging by Thompson’s pre-match comments.

Liam Shaw has returned to training. The Owls youngster is highly rated at Hillsborough, yet the midfield duo of Barry Bannan and Joey Pelupessy had a good balance in midweek.

Thompson has been impressed with Matt Penney since coming back into the side, and he is likely to feature again against Millwall with Adam Reach playing on the right.

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The big change comes up top. Jordan Rhodes scored the winner at Bournemouth, and many Owls fans feel he deserves the chance to start against Millwall.

Thompson suggested Callum Paterson twisted his ankle and is a doubt, so Rhodes will likely come in and play off Elias Kachunga who also impressed on the south coast.

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