Sheffield Wednesday travel to Cambridge United tonight aiming to get back to winning ways after they threw away a 2-0 lead at AFC Wimbledon to drop two precious points on Saturday.
Darren Moore’s side had looked like they might have turned a corner when they secured a 1-0 win against Bolton Wanderers in their previous fixture. That certainly looked to be the case when Lee Gregory’s double had them in a comfortable position at Wimbledon with 25 minutes to play.
However, the Owls’ defensive frailties were on show in the closing exchanges at Wimbledon and the way that they allowed the two-goal lead to just fall away was both frustrating and concerning in equal measure.
Despite that result though, Moore’s side could potentially climb into the play-off places in League One if they were to secure all three points against Cambridge and other results went their way.
That has to be a major motivation for Sheffield Wednesday to produce a strong performance and ensure they avoid the same errors that cost them on Saturday against Wimbledon.
Moore will have some big decisions to make regarding his team selection for the trip to Cambridge and he will be under pressure to get those right.
With that in mind, we take a look at the possible starting XI Moore could name this evening…
Moore has elected to go with three at the back in the last few matches and that is the formation that he will likely stick with for the trip to Cambridge.
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The decision could be made to bring Bailey Peacock-Farrell back into the side. That comes after he was on the bench at Wimbledon with Joe Wildsmith handed the chance to keep his place after recording a clean sheet in his first league start against Bolton.
The back three of Dominic Iorfa, Chey Dunkley and Liam Palmer will need to produce a better performance than they were able to do against Wimbledon when they were put under pressure. However, you would expect them to keep their places in the absence of Sam Hutchinson.
At right-wing-back, Jack Hunt will keep his place in the side with the defender clearly now well established as Moore’s first-choice option in that position.
While down the left-hand side, Marvin Johnson could get the chance to come back into the team after Jaden Brown struggled somewhat on Saturday.
Moore could also restore Dennis Adeniran back into the starting line-up in place of Lewis Wing with him potentially able to return to action. While Barry Bannan and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru should be able to keep their places.
Upfront, Moore could bring in either Florian Kamberi or Saido Berahino to add something different to their attack. However, it is likely that Callum Paterson will continue to offer support to Gregory in the final third.