With a play off place in their sights, Sheffield Wednesday make the trip to Blackburn Rovers, where Paul Lambert sends a team out at Ewood Park for the first time.
BLACKBURN: Steele, Henley, Duffy, Hanley, Olsson, Marshall, Evans, Akpan, Conway, Lawrence, Rhodes.
WEDNESDAY: Westwood, Hunt, Lees, Loovens, Pudil, Wallace, Lee, Semedo, Sougou, Forestieri, Joao.
Ewood Park had not been a happy recent hunting ground for the Owls until their 2-1 win last season, courtesy of an injury time piledriver from Claude Dielna. Prior to that, Wednesday had taken just one point from their previous five visits and won one of their last ten visits. Blackburn have had the better of the history between the two on their own turf, winning exactly half of the 76 meetings in Lancashire compared to the Owls’ 20 victories. Wednesday won 4-0 in the first competitive clash, a FA Cup tie in December 1880.
PLAYER TO WATCH
Attention may have shifted towards Jordan Rhodes when it comes to the Blackburn player Wednesdayites would most like to sign, but there will always be a special place in the collective heart for Ben Marshall. The winger starred for the Owls on loan from Stoke during the first half of the 2011/12 promotion campaign, with supporters longing for a return right up until this season. Surprisingly, he has yet to provide an assist or goal during 17 appearances so far this season after scoring six and setting up eight last term.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Fred Graham: The last game involving the Owls that the Essex official took charge of was against Blackburn, a 3-3 draw at Hillsborough in April 2014, when he booked eight players. In his 13 outings so far this term, he has issue 49 yellow cards and no reds.
Blackburn 6/5 Draw 23/10 Sheffield Wednesday 23/10
WORTH A PUNT?
Sheffield Wednesday to win and both teams to score is 6/1