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Bannan in, 2 changes: The Sheffield Wednesday XI we expect Garry Monk to field this weekend

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Sheffield Wednesday return to action this weekend when Swansea City visit Hillsborough.

Garry Monk’s side have been strong at home so far since he took over, with a goalless draw against Leeds United last time out on home soil looking like it was an excellent point in a Yorkshire derby.

However, an amount of that work was undone last weekend, when the Owls let three points slip through their fingers at Ewood Park.

Jacob Murphy had put the Owls ahead inside the last 10 minutes, but two late Blackburn goals meant that Monk’s side headed back to Yorkshire with nothing and put extra emphasis on this weekend’s visit of Swansea.

Of course, the clash with Swansea is a big one anyway; it is against Monk’s former side and a team that’s above the Owls in the table, meaning three points hauls Wednesday right where they want to be.

With that in mind, we take a look at the side that should be turned to get Wednesday back on the right track…

In goal, Keiren Westwood will continue, with the Irishman the standout option in the goalkeeping department.

This is no time for drastic action from Monk either, so we are expecting an unchanged defensive unit.

Liam Palmer, Dominic Iorfa, Julien Borner and Morgan Fox should line-up from right to left, with Sam Hutchinson roaming just ahead of them.

It is ahead of Hutchinson that we see the need for change, though.

Barry Bannan is fit again and should return to captain the side, whilst Fernando Forestieri needs to come in an start a game. It is no good Monk being too cautious with the playmaker as he can make a difference at the end of the field Wednesday are struggling in.

His main task would be to support Steven Fletcher, who will also look to benefit on Kadeem Harris and Adam Reach getting through good work on the flanks.


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