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Nine-goal duo start: Sheffield Wednesday's predicted line-up for Luton clash

Sheffield Wednesday face Luton Town on Saturday looking to halt a run of three straight Championship defeats and get their survival bid back on track.

The Owls recently lost to Stoke City, Birmingham City and Brentford without scoring a goal.

Wednesday find themselves 23rd in the table, three points from safety.

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Luton, meanwhile, have been sliding towards the relegation zone after losing four of their last seven games, while they have won just one of their last six home games.

Here is how we believe Wednesday will line up:

The Owls simply can’t be conservative and must go for the three points.

After shipping three at Brentford, caretaker boss Neil Thompson may go back to a back four with Cheyenne Dunkley coming back in for Osaze Urhoghide.

Wednesday need to have more legs in midfield and look to win second balls when they go direct. Adam Reach and Kadeem Harris can provide quality from out wide.

Barry Bannan and Sam Hutchinson have experience through the middle, and it’s all about getting the ball up top quickly and looking to pin a fragile Luton side back.

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Callum Paterson and Jordan Rhodes haven’t played too many games together. But between them they make up nine of Wednesday’s 21 goals. They must start going for it.

A win for the Owls could move them out of the drop zone. Moreover, it could put them within seven points of Luton who could yet be dragged into the scrap for survival.

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