Sheffield Wednesday will be aiming to follow up their impressive 2-0 win over Leeds United with another victory this afternoon when they welcome Blackburn Rovers to Hillsborough.
Jacob Murphy and Atdhe Nuhiu were both on target for the Owls in the closing minutes as they sealed a statement victory over the Whites last time out, while Garry Monk’s men also saw off top-flight side Brighton with a 1-0 FA Cup win in the previous match.
This means that Wednesday can make it three straight wins with success over Rovers on home soil this afternoon, while the South Yorkshire side could also move up to fifth in the Championship table with Nottingham Forest not playing until tomorrow.
Monk has named an unchanged side for this afternoon for the Hillsborough clash, with his side seeking to return to winning ways on home soil after losing their last two matches as hosts against lower-placed duo Cardiff and Hull.
Wednesday took to Twitter to reveal Monk’s starting line-up:
📋 Here's how we line-up this afternoon v @Rovers!
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) January 18, 2020
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Plenty of Owls supporters responded to the team news with much delight following their strong result against Leeds last time out, while others backed striker Sam Winnall to produce the goods in just his fifth league start this season.
Here are some of the reactions…
Harris and Hutchinson on the bench and Luongo starting you really love to see it
— 🦉 J.B.H 🦉 (@__JBH___) January 18, 2020
Great Squad #WAWAW🔵⚪️🔵⚪️
— Brooklyn Longstone (@swfclad06) January 18, 2020
Is that the first time we’ve gone unchanged? 🤣
— Nathan 🦉 (@ndimelow1867) January 18, 2020
Winnall hat-trick incoming
— Rikki Jones (@RJGervais8ball) January 18, 2020
Happy the young lads getting chance! Good too see👏🏻
— Ryley Barber-knight (@ryley_knight) January 18, 2020
Luongo 👍 Lee 👍 Borner 👍, strong spine in the team just the heads a bit wobbly. Winnall needs a goal to get his confidence up. Good bench though can't complain WAWAW 🦉
— 1867AD (@davegswfc) January 18, 2020
Unchanged 👍 and that’s a strong bench!
— Steve Pearson (@thesteviep1973) January 18, 2020