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3 things to look out for in the Sheffield Wednesday v Wolverhampton Wanderers match

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Sheffield Wednesday host Wolverhampton Wanderers at Hillsborough this afternoon, with both teams looking to bounce back from disappointing midweek defeats. 

Kenny Jackett takes his Wolves side to Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon (2pm kick-off)

Kenny Jackett takes his Wolves side to Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon (2pm kick-off)

The Owls dropped down to 10th after Saturday’s results and are win-less in the past four games, although they are still only four points behind Ipswich Town in sixth, so a win here and they will be right back in the play-off picture.

Kenny Jackett’s Wolves have also dipped in form and have only won one once in six games, although that was an away game at Rotherham United.

Sheffield Wednesday have failed to score in the five meetings with Wolves, and have lost four of the past five games with Wanderers.

FootballLeagueWorld writer Anthony Yeo identifies three things to look for in this afternoon’s match…

1) Jordan Graham

Wolves winger Jordan Graham has been a bright spark in a disappointing December so far for Jackett’s men.

He has assisted in four of Wolves’ last five goals.

The tricky winger has the skill and pace to unlock tight defences, and in Wolves’ current slump they need him to keep setting them up if they are to improve on their current league position.

Sheffield Wednesday will be fully aware of Jordan’s strengths, but how they deal with him will be interesting to see.

2) Ross Wallace

The 30-year-old midfielder may not be on fire in terms of goals, but he is still a potent threat and provides plenty of goal scoring opportunities for his team mates.

He works tirelessly for the team and is a firm favourite with the Owls supporters.

His experience will be crucial if the Owls are to maintain a challenge for a play-off place.

The 5ft 6in Scotsman was a great signing on a free from Burnley in the summer, and could have a big say in this afternoon’s match.

3) Benik Afobe

The Wolves striker is a wanted man, with a host of Premier League clubs interested in the highly-rated forward.

Much speculation has surrounded the player but, for the most part, he has maintained a high level of performance, and has not been distracted by it.

The Owls will need to keep this game changing player shackled and nullify his threat, albeit easier said than done though.

Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves fans… What will the score be? Can the Owls get promoted this season? Wolves fans can you keep Afobe? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

I'm a happily married 36 years old with 2 children. I've had many careers in my working life from starting out as a kitchen porter to owning and running several businesses such as car repair centre, car sales and more recently a taxi firm. However my passion is football and in particular Plymouth Argyle. I'm now embarking on a career within the football industry where I can add my business knowledge to a job I am passionate about. Feel free to contact me via Twitter (@anthonyyeosport) or LinkedIn (Anthony Yeo).

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