Sheffield Wednesday team news: Owls make one change for Sheffield derby with Sheffield United

Sheffield Wednesday chief Steve Bruce has made one enforced change to his defence for the visit of promotion-chasing Sheffield United.

Monday, 4th March 2019, 5:49 pm
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 5:57 pm
Dominic Iorfa makes his first Owls start

Dominic Iorfa, signed for £250,000 from Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of January, has been handed his full debut. He comes in for Achraf Lazaar, who is ruled out for a number of weeks due to a hamstring problem.

Iorfa is likely to play at right-back, with Liam Palmer moving to the opposite flank.

Morgan Fox (back) is included on the bench but Lucas Joao (knee) and Jordan Thorniley (concussion) are still out.

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As for United, former Wednesday striker Gary Madine starts up front along with top-scorer Billy Sharp.

Owls: Westwood; Iorfa, Lees, Hector, Palmer; Reach, Bannan, Hutchinson, Aarons; Forestieri, Fletcher. Substitutes: Dawson, Fox, Pudil, Pelupessy, Matias, Boyd, Nuhiu.

United: Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Freeman, Fleck, Norwood, Dowell, Stevens; Madine, Sharp, Substitutes: Hogan, Coutts, McGoldrick, Stearman, Duffy, Cranie, Moore.