Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley: stats at a glance

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Sheffield Wednesday (20) v Barnsley (23)

Sheffield Wednesday’s new loan signing Benik Afobe could make his debut after signing on loan from Arsenal, but midfielder Giles Coke is suspended and Glenn Loovens faces a late fitness test on a hamstring strain.

Reda Johnson (hip flexor) is hoping to return to the squad after missing the last three matches and also faces a late fitness test, but fellow defender Joe Mattock is back in contention after his one-game ban.

Barnsley’s new loan signing Jack Hunt is fully recovered from a broken ankle and the right-back could go straight into the starting line-up.

Today they also swooped for Arsenal midfield Emmanuel Frimpong.

New goalkeeper Iain Turner is set to take his place on the bench.

Another loan player, Ryan McLaughlin, has returned to parent club Liverpool after tearing a gluteal muscle, while boss Danny Wilson could be boosted by the return of midfielder Jacob Mellis, defender Bobby Hassell (calf) and striker Marcus Pedersen (thigh).

Last season: Sheff Wed 2 Barnsley 1, Barnsley 0 Sheff Wed 1

Last five league matches: Sheff Wed D W W D D; Barnsley L L D W D

Top scorers (all competitions): Chris Maguire (Sheff Wed) 6; Chris O’Grady (Barnsley) 10

Match odds: H 10-11 A 14-5 D 23-10

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)