Sheffield Wednesday: Royals ready to compound Owls problems

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Given Sheffield Wednesday’s head-to-head record with Reading over the last decade, the Royals will fancy their chances of inflicting more pain on the Championship strugglers this weekend.

Reading, who visit Hillsborough on Saturday, have won six of the last eight meetings between the two sides, including the last four encounters. The Owls, bottom-of-the-table and without a win in all competitions during the 2013/14 campaign, have not even hit the back of the net in three out of the last four tussles.

While Wednesday continue to struggle at the wrong end of the table, Reading, relegated from the Premier League last term, currently lie in fifth position.

It was back in January 2003 the last time Wednesday beat Reading on home soil. They came back from two goals down to win 3-2 thanks to second-half strikes from Alan Quinn, Gerald Sibon and Allan Johnston. That year, Wednesday went down while Reading finished in the play-off placings.