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Two changes; Liam Shaw returns: Owls predicted line-up for QPR clash

Sheffield Wednesday face Queens Park Rangers in London on Saturday.

The Owls come into the game in confident mood having upset the form guide and destroying playoff hopefuls Cardiff City 5-0 in their last encounter at Hillsborough.

Manager Darren Moore may feel inclined to stick with the same eleven.

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QPR, however, pose their own dangers and Mark Warburton’s side have a decent home record having taken an impressive 18 points from their last eight games in west London.

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Here is how we believe Wednesday will line up:

Wednesday have settled into a back three system under Darren Moore.

Julian Borner, Tom Lees and Osaze Urhoghide are likely to continue as their central defenders with Liam Palmer and Adam reach taking up wingback roles on either flank.

Where Moore may make changes is in goal and in midfield.

Keiren Westwood has returned from injury and may start, while another defensive-minded player may come into midfield to combat QPR’s possession game.

Callum Paterson doesn’t deserve to be left out, but Moore may not want to risk losing the midfield early on so Liam Shaw comes in with Joey Pelupessy another option off the bench.

The front two of Jordan Rhodes and Josh Windass pick themselves, having contributed to an impressive 12 goal contributions between them in the seven starts together.

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Wednesday are in a battle for survival and momentum will be key.

The victory over Cardiff was huge, but it will count for little if the Owls fail to back that up at QPR especially as Birmingham City and Coventry City also find form.

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