Massimo Luongo starts as Sheffield Wednesday make two changes for Nottingham Forest test

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk has made two enforced changes for the visit to fifth-placed Nottingham Forest.

Saturday, 14th December 2019, 2:04 pm

Full-back Liam Palmer and midfielder Massimo Luongo replace suspended pair Moses Odubajo and Sam Hutchinson. Odubajo misses the trip to the City Ground following his red card in the midweek draw at Derby County while Hutchinson serves the first of a two-match ban for collecting 10 yellow cards.

Eleven-goal top-scorer Steven Fletcher leads the line, having shrugged off a minor hamstring. He will be partnered in attack again by £8m record-buy Jordan Rhodes.

Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood is included on the bench after recovering from a shoulder problem. Striker Sam Winnall and youngster Alex Hunt have also been selected in the matchday squad.

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Massimo Luongo has been given the nod in midfield at the City Ground

Fernando Forestieri (knee) is ruled out for the third match running.

Owls: Dawson; Palmer, Iorfa, Lees, Fox; Reach, Luongo, Bannan, Harris; Fletcher, Rhodes. Substitutes: Westwood, Nuhiu, Winnall, Murphy, Hunt, Borner, Pelupessy.