Birmingham City will be looking to make it five matches unbeaten in this year’s league campaign in the Championship under the management of Aitor Karanka.
The Blues are currently sat eighth in the second-tier standings, after winning once, and drawing their other three games so far this term.
So, there is plenty of reason to be optimistic heading into their match against Sheffield Wednesday this weekend, even though it could be a tricky test for Karanka’s men.
The Owls are currently sat bottom of the second-tier standings, although they were deducted points at the start of this year’s campaign due to off-the-field problems.
Karanka has named his starting XI for the game against former Blues manager Garry Monk, with Lukas Jutkiewicz being unavailable for selection through illness.
📋🔵 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐗𝐈.
◼️ Jukey unavailable after feeling unwell. McGree, San José and Leko make the bench.
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— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) October 17, 2020
Plenty of Birmingham City supporters took to social media to issue their thoughts on the team announcement ahead of their match against the Owls.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below…
Are u having a giggle why are u playing hogan
— Will 🅙 (@BluesWillly) October 17, 2020
Sunjic on the bench? Odd. Don't rate Gardner over him.
Strong side, though, and that bench looks superb for midfield options.
— KJ Reilloc (@KReilloc) October 17, 2020
Our bench looks so strong compared to last season
— Sam 洞出来 (@SamPhillips40) October 17, 2020
4-2-3-1 promotion formation
— paul delves (@delves1) October 17, 2020
I love it and have total faith in the manager, just strange to bench Sunjic
— Ryan (@OutrageousOdin) October 17, 2020
Clayton stays and sujnic dropped. Well that's an odd one.
— Jim Condon! (@Jimismyname) October 17, 2020
Fantastic team, to see Clayton n Birthday lad Friend start 🎂🥳💙
— Nicola Clark (@NicolaC51255305) October 17, 2020
YOU LOVE TO SEE IT SIUUU
— Eric Zimmerman🌍🏐 (@EricZimBCFC) October 17, 2020
I rate this 🔥
— Mackenzie (@Kenz86517573) October 17, 2020
Really like the general shape of this. Crowley linking up with Sanchez, Bela and Hogan should give us a lot more threat up top. Strange to see Sunjic miss out, but different games call for different skills I guess. Strong bench too #bcfc https://t.co/Jc2t0jnvRz
— ToweringZigic (@ToweringZigic) October 17, 2020
good lineup! be nice to see how the new lads on the bench get on when we need them. KRO 💙 https://t.co/JnkB7vr1YR
— Ryan 🖤 – bIm | acab (@Wave0faDrealMl) October 17, 2020