Sheffield Wednesday’s predicted XI vs Swansea
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Sheffield Wednesday’s predicted XI vs Swansea

Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Tony Pulis’ second game as Sheffield Wednesday manager isn’t going to be an easy one as the Owls head to high-flying Swansea City.

The south Yorkshire outfit are in a dire run of form, winning just one of their last five games, and it’ll be a tough ask to get a win in Wales.

However, if they are to get a victory against the Swans, Pulis will have to get his team selection spot on.

The manager has had an extra week to work with his new squad, and we’ve had a go at predicting how he’s going to line up for his second match.


Sheffield Wednesday’s predicted XI against Swansea

We don’t think Pulis will make wholesale changes after a decent performance against Preston over the weekend.

The Owls didn’t make a bad account of themselves at Deepdale, losing just 1-0 despite having to navigate most of the game with 10 men.

The back five remains exactly the same, with Keiren Westwood keeping his place in goal after being brought back into the side by Pulis.

The solid backline that mostly kept Preston at bay remains, while there is a change in the midfield.

Kadeem Harris remains suspended for this match, so we expect Adam Reach and Moses Odubajo to play out wide, while Izzy Brown comes in to partner Barry Bannan and Massimo Luongo in the midfield.

Up top is where Pulis has to deal with his biggest selection headache after Josh Windass’ red card left the Owls without their first-choice centre-forward.

We think that Callum Paterson may be given a go up front in this one with his physical style suiting Pulis’ historically direct tactics to a tee.

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