Bywater blow for Owls

Owls number one Stephen Bywater
Owls number one Stephen Bywater
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STEPHEN Bywater is out of Sheffield Wednesday’s FA Cup tie at Morecambe, manager Gary Megson revealed today.

The on-loan keeper is ineligible for Sunday’s match because his club, Derby, do not want him Cup-tied.

Similarly, Stoke have refused permission for winger Ben Marshall to play, the Owls manager confirmed.

But Wolves have given the go-ahead for defender Danny Batth to keep his place in the side.

Megson said of the enforced changes: “Other players will get the opportunity to do what they’re paid to do. If they take that, they could find themselves staying in the team.”

The Wednesday boss has not declared his line-up but he could replace Bywater with Richard O’Donnell and Marshall with Jermaine Johnson.