Barry Bannan returns as Sheffield Wednesday make three changes for clash with Wigan Athletic

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has made three changes for the visit to relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic.

By Dom Howson
Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 5:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 6:46 pm

Monk, whose side are chasing a fourth consecutive away win in all competitions, has handed first-team recalls to Dominic Iorfa, Barry Bannan and Atdhe Nuhiu.

Tom Lees, Sam Hutchinson and Jordan Rhodes have dropped out of the starting XI.

Hutchinson misses out with a foot injury sustained in Friday's FA Cup victory over Queens Park Rangers while Massimo Luongo is unavailable for selection due to a groin strain.

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Owls star Barry Bannan

Full-back Liam Palmer and forward Fernando Forestieri are not involved and 12-goal leading scorer Steven Fletcher (knee) is a long-term injury casualty.

Wednesday, lying in 10th position, four points outside of the play-off zone, have beaten Wigan in six out of their last seven meetings.

Owls: Dawson; Odubajo, Iorfa, Borner, Fox; Murphy, Bannan, Pelupessy, Harris; Winnall, Nuhiu. Substitutes: Wildsmith, Urhoghide, Reach, Rhodes, Borukov, Hunt.