Sheffield Wednesday boss facing big decisions

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DECISIONS, decisions, decisions ... Gary Megson has plenty to ponder before Sheffield Wednesday entertain cash-strapped Plymouth Argyle at the weekend.

Will the Owls boss stick with the 4-5-1 formation or change tactics and revert to a 4-4-2 system on home soil? Will Megson recall Giles Coke, who has served his three-match suspension following his dismissal at Tranmere Rovers or will he name an unchanged starting 11 for the third match in a row?

Megson has big calls to make as Wednesday return to Hillsborough for the first time since February 5.

Megson is unlikely to alter his back four, with Wednesday having kept back-to-back clean sheets at Bournemouth and Carlisle United. Mark Beevers and Reda Johnson’s partnership at centre-half continues to blossom whilst Tommy Spurr and Richard Hinds, a regular substitute during Alan Irvine’s reign, are starting to hit top form in the full-back positions.

Aston Villa loanee Isaiah Osbourne shone in the 1-0 triumph at Brunton Park which ended Wednesday’s 10-match winless run. Osbourne collected the man-of-the-match award and is set to anchor the midfield when Plymouth visit the South Yorkshire outfit.

Liam Palmer, taken off at half-time at Carlisle, could drop out of the line-up if Megson decides to freshen up the middle of the park and bring Coke in.

In attack, Clinton Morrison and Neil Mellor are pressing for starts having been on the substitutes bench following the defeat at Birmingham City in the fifth round of the FA Cup.