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Sheffield Wednesday v Wigan: The Owls fan’s view ahead of Hillsborough meeting…

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Sheffield Wednesday take on Wigan this weekend as the Owls look to build on their 1-0 win in the FA Cup against Luton Town.

In the league, the Hillsborough side lost 3-0 to Hull last time out, of course, and they’ll be looking to put in a response, whilst there’s also been news away from the pitch from Dejphon Chansiri.

To discuss it all, we caught up with Owls fan Louis Shackshaft from the Championship Pod to grab his thoughts:

1. Dejphon Chansiri issued a long and open statement concerning the club’s state earlier this week – mentioning an embargo – what have you made of it?

To be honest, it’s not something we already don’t know. His statement is very much linked to that of the fans forum and kind of reiterates what he’s already said. Us Wednesdayites know there are financial restrictions due to FFP and ultimately it’s down to Chansiri to find a solution to take the club forward.

2. On the pitch, a decent win over Luton in the week – can you see many players from that game starting this weekend?

I would expect the majority of the line-up that started against Luton to also feature on Saturday, give or take a couple of players. Obviously, Bannan, Reach and Hector are players that spring to mind who will continue in the starting eleven against Wigan. Otherwise, only Dawson, Thorniley and Nuhiu may drop to the bench.

3. It’s Wigan for the Owls this weekend, what will Wednesday have learned from their loss against the Latics earlier this season?

Not a lot, Wigan were full of confidence having just got promoted from League One when we faced them on the opening day of the season. I would expect to see a completely different tie and approach this time around. Despite a great win against Villa, Wigan now find themselves at the wrong end of the table, like us. It should be a winnable game for the Owls.

4. George Boyd is enjoying a resurgence under the new managerial tenure – is this something fans are backing?

To an extent, yes. Pretty much all of the Wednesday fan base agree that Wednesday lacked experience on the park during Luhukay’s reign. Having come back into the side, Boyd has done relatively well although I’m not sure his has the legs anymore to maintain his run in the side.

5. Score prediction

I’m always confident enough at home. I expect a close game and I’m hoping Wednesday can just get over the line in this contest, 2-1 to the Owls.

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