Sheffield Wednesday: Stu shrugs off switch to Monday

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Stuart Gray has shrugged off the prospect of having to play Charlton in the FA Cup on Monday only two days after the Yorkshire derby at Huddersfield.

Tuesday would have been the normal match night but a UEFA rule prevents FA Cup ties being played on the same day as Champions League games. The Owls boss said: “It’s the same for Charlton and us, We haven’t got too far to go (on Saturday) - we’re playing Huddersfield, Charlton are at home. They’ll travel up probably on Saturday or Sunday for the game on Monday.

“At the end of the day it’s not my decision. I probably would have been a bit concerned if I hadn’t brought my loan signings in, because the squad is stretched.

“But we’ll get on with it. We’ll play at Huddersfield then come in on Sunday to prepare for the game on Monday.”

Gray admitted that the prospect of a quarter-final clash with United will be “a bit of an incentive” but he added: “We’ve got six points to play for, first.”

The re-arranged Cup date has meant the QPR home game next Tuesday being put back to Tuesday, March 18.

Miguel Llera said: “We have a lot of games over the next three months, It will be difficult for us. The last two months have been magnificent for us. We need to keep going.

“Derby are one of the best teams in the league; they are very competitive; they have a magnificent goalkeeper (Lee Grant) and good centre backs. It will be a tight game for us,”