Everything you need to know about Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City

If results go their way over the weekend, Sheffield Wednesday could move up to third in the Championship with victory over promotion rivals Bristol City.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 11:50 am

Wednesday head into Sunday's televised Championship meeting at Hillsborough in confident mood after a five-match unbeaten run.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the Owls' tussle with the seventh-placed Robins.

Possible teams

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Bristol City star Andreas Weimannf. Photo credit should read: Bradley Collyer/PA Wire.
Bristol City star Andreas Weimannf. Photo credit should read: Bradley Collyer/PA Wire.

Owls (4-4-2): Cameron Dawson; Liam Palmer, Dominic Iorfa, Tom Lees, Morgan Fox; Adam Reach, Barry Bannan, Massimo Luongo, Kadeem Harris; Jordan Rhodes, Steven Fletcher.

Bristol City (5-3-2): Dan Bentley; Jack Hunt, Tomas Kalas, Ashley Williams, Nathan Baker, Tommy Rowe; Josh Brownhill, Han-Noah Massengo, Adam Nagy; Andi Weimann, Famara Diedhiou.

Referee: Tony Harrington

The Cleveland-based official has taken charge of 18 matches this season, giving out 40 bookings and one red card.

Sunday's noon clash will be the third occasion Harrington, who began refereeing in the Teesside Junior Football Alliance at the age of 14, has overseen an Owls fixture during the 2019/20 campaign.

He was also the man in the middle for their games with Barnsley and West Bromwich Albion, sending Liam Palmer off at The Hawthorns.

Harrington will be assisted by Nick Greenhalgh and Paul Hodskinson, with Andy Woolmer on fourth official duties.

History lesson

Wednesday completed the double over the Robins last season. When they last met in South Yorkshire back in April, the Owls recorded a routine win after first half strikes from Barry Bannan and Lucas Joao.

They also triumphed at Ashton Gate courtesy of a quickfire second half double from Portugal international Joao.

City have only defeated Wednesday once in the last six meetings, with their last win at Hillsborough coming in 2012.

One to watch: Andreas Weimann

The Austrian international has been an ever-present in the league so far this season for the Robins.

Renowned for being a hard-working player, Weimann is a handful on his day and has chipped in with seven goals. His pace and clever movement off the ball gives City the option to be more direct.