The last time out-of-form Sheffield Wednesday scored at Hillsborough

Sheffield Wednesday will be seeking to end their home goal drought when they entertain mid-table Reading this weekend.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 5:00 pm

Garry Monk's men have gone over five hours without scoring at Hillsborough, firing blanks in each of their last three Championship matches.

They have failed to find the back of the net on their own turf since club captain Tom Lees registered in the first half against Cardiff City on December 29.

But the Owls will have an opportunity to put things right over the coming weeks, with three of their next four fixtures at home.

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Owls forward Josh Windass is in line to start against Reading. Pic Steve Ellis

New arrivals Josh Windass and Connor Wickham are poised to make their Hillsborough debuts as Wednesday aim to halt a five-match winless streak.

"Understandably, when we're on a run like we are, confidence levels won't be as high as they should be and belief in themselves isn't as high as it should be," said manager Garry Monk.

"But you only have one option in life; you have to fight hard to come out of it and come through it. That's what we need.”

Wednesday are bottom of the form table from the past nine matches in the second tier, having accrued just a paltry five points from the last 27 on offer.

"We have talked for a few weeks to try and turn it around but we have made some really poor errors leading to goals and given ourselves an even bigger battle to come," said Monk, who says Massimo Luongo (and Moses Odubajo are unlikely to feature against the Royals.