Sheffield Wednesday take on Swansea City this weekend as they look to build on a fairly promising start to life under Steve Bruce.
The Owls have been very decent indeed and will be looking to show more resilience against a Swansea side whose season is rather hard to predict right now.
1. We saw a number of senior faces in the U23 win on Tuesday – who could feature from that side this weekend?
To be honest, I don’t think any of them will play a huge part on Saturday, but if I had to choose, Iorfa and Aarons may feature for 10-20 minutes from the bench as they have done recently. As for everyone else, I believe it’s a case of increasing match fitness.
2. Conor Grant also excelled – is he one Owls fans are particularly excited about?
Of course, Wednesday currently have the best development side that I can remember in a long while. Grant has certainly raised a few eyebrows, but so have many others. It’s great to finally have a lot of potential in the youth setup, it bodes well for the future.
3. Up next, Swansea – where can they be beaten?
Swansea have been inconsistent this season, as have we. However, they have lost more games than us this season, which is a surprise. They obviously have defensive frailties and this needs to be exposed, particularly as this contest is on home soil for us Owls. We are under no particular pressure, I’d expect Wednesday to attack from the off and put Swansea on the back foot for the majority of the game.
4. No Fernando Forestieri for this one – how do you see the attack lining up?
I’m sure either Fletcher or Joao will start as the frontman, although they will probably both feature at some stage during the ninety. Otherwise, Adam Reach will off his support on the wing. In addition, Forestieri’s suspension may just see Aarons given the nod but I’d prefer to bank on him making an appearance off the bench as I mentioned earlier.
5. Score prediction
Wednesday need to start turning these recent draws into wins and I think Saturday may just be the day for it. Swansea don’t worry me in particular, 1-0 to the Owls.