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Nuhiu starts, 28-y/o out: The Sheffield Wednesday XI we expect Monk to field v Blackburn Rovers

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Sheffield Wednesday made it back-t0-back wins as they stunned promotion-chasing Leeds United at Elland Road last weekend. 

The result means that Garry Monk’s side now occupy a spot in the play-off places, and they’ll be hoping that they can retain that place inside the top-six for the remainder of this year’s campaign.

The Owls are next in action on Saturday when they take on Blackburn Rovers at Hillsborough, in what could potentially be a tricky test for Monk’s men.

But how can we expect Monk’s side to line-up against Blackburn at Hillsborough this weekend?

Find out below….

Sheffield Wednesday were hugely impressive in the win over Leeds last weekend, but Garry Monk could be tempted to make some change to the side that beat the Whites.

Cameron Dawson is likely to retain his place in the starting XI though, and he’ll fancy his chances of keeping another clean sheet against a Blackburn side who are without their talisman Bradley Dack.

Morgan Fox and Osaze Urhoghide have been key to the Owls’ impressive recent showings, and are almost certain to start, with Garry Monk recently revealing that Liam Palmer is still not quite ready to return to action.

Tom Lees could be set to return to the squad for this one though, with Monk revealing that the Sheffield Wednesday captain is available for selection.

He could be in line to replace Dominic Iorfa in defence, as Monk looks to keep his squad fresh ahead of a busy second-half of this year’s campaign.

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It could be a similar story in the CDM role which Kieran Lee occupied against Leeds, and Sam Hutchinson could come into the side to replace him in midfield.

Barry Bannan is a certain starter for this one, and will be confident of replicating an impressive performance against Leeds when he returns to action on Saturday.

Jacob Murphy scored Sheffield Wednesday’s opener against the Whites on that day, and he’ll be hoping that it can be the confidence-booster that he needs to kickstart his time with the Owls.

Kadeem Harris could replace Adam Reach in the starting XI, as Monk looks to keep his squad injury-free for the remainder of this season.

Atdhe Nuhiu could be in line to start after scoring Sheffield Wednesday’s second goal against Leeds last weekend, and he’ll be keen to prove his worth to the team whilst Steven Fletcher remains sidelined through injury.

He could replace Sam Winnall in the starting XI, with the former Barnsley forward struggling for confidence in front of goal this season.


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