Sheffield Wednesday team news: Steven Fletcher returns as Fernando Forestieri drops to the bench for key Aston Villa clash

Owls centre-forward Steven FletcherOwls centre-forward Steven Fletcher
Owls centre-forward Steven Fletcher
Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce has made one change to his starting line-up for the visit of in-form Aston Villa.

Scotland international Steven Fletcher has been restored to the attack, having missed last Saturday's goalless draw at Stoke City due to a groin injury. His recall sees Fernando Forestieri drop to the bench.

Winger Rolando Aarons (ankle) remains unavailable for selection as Bruce comes face-to-face with his former club for the first time since they harshly sacked him last October.

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There is no place in the matchday squad for Lucas Joao while the clash comes too soon for Newcastle United loanee Achraf Lazaar.

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

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