Port Vale 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday: Watch Fisayo Dele-Bashiru's powerful Owls winner
Sheffield Wednesday take on Port Vale this evening in their final preseason friendly of the summer...
Wednesday make the trip to Vale Park as Darren Moore gets one last chance to try out any formations or combinations that he might want to experiment with before competitive football returns this coming weekend, and there’s the potential for three new signings to get their first runouts since signing for the club.
Jack Hunt, who re-joined the Owls last week, as well as loan signings, Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Lewis Wing, could all possibly feature in this evening’s encounter, and fans will be eager to see how Moore sets up ahead of the visit of Huddersfield Town on Sunday.
Our man, Joe Crann, will be on hand at the ground to bring you all the latest, and you can catch all the updates you need right here on our live blog.
Up the Owls!
Port Vale v Sheffield Wednesday LIVE: New signings play their part in final friendly
Last updated: Tuesday, 27 July, 2021, 22:43
- Wednesday signed two new players today - both start, as does Jack Hunt
- It’s SWFC’s last preseason friendly
- Josh Windass and Barry Bannan miss out
- Peacock-Farrell, Hunt, Iorfa, Hutchinson, Palmer, Wing, Luongo, Adeniran, Green, Shodipo, Adedoyin.
A bit of half time news for you...
The first half comes to a close, and 1-1 is probably about fair to be honest. Both teams have had chances, and Wednesday certainly haven’t been dominant. Iorfa and Conlon with the goals.
Shodip-oh so close
Great effort from Shodipo there, who ran at the Vale defence with pace, threw in a couple of stepovers and then cut inside before rifling a shot at goal. It was well saved by a diving Covolan, and then Palmer’s effort from Wing’s resulting corner went over the bar.
Green and Hunt combine nicely down the right, Hunt clips a lovely ball into the box, but Shodipo’s header goes into the ground and is then tipped over by Covolan. Good chance for the Owls there.
There’s a bit of a scramble in the box, Wednesday can’t clear, and Tom Conlon is on hand to hit it home past Peacock-Farrell.
Solid from Hutch
The Wednesday defender makes sure he’s in the right place at the right time to cut out a Vale attacker - it went out for two corners, but both were handled by the Owls.
Big Dom puts Wednesday up
Lewis Wing with a pretty immediate impact today, whipping in a corner that finds Dominic Iorfa’s head. He makes no mistake.
His effort is wide following a clipped Wing freekick into the box. Not too far away, but it wasn’t troubling the goalkeeper.
Palmer from range!
It’s out for a corner after Liam Palmer caught a long-range strike nicely following good work from Shodipo coming inside.
Green and Shodipo seem to be switching sides here - seems like Moore wants to use them both on the left and right tonight. Shodipo now on the right hand side, above Hunt. The ‘new’ Owls right back is still very keen on bombing on.