Injury-hit Sheffield Wednesday will have to make one enforced change to their defence when they host promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough in their final match before Christmas.
Morgan Fox is set to serve a one-match suspension following his red card in Friday’s narrow loss to table-topping Wolverhampton Wanderers. The left-back was sent off after collecting two second half bookings at Hillsborough.
Fox received his second yellow late on after clipping Helder Costa near the Owls’ penalty area. Head coach Carlos Carvalhal had no complaints over the decision.
He said: “It looked like a second yellow card. It was fair at that moment.”
Daniel Pudil, who has been on the bench in Wednesday’s last two outings, is in pole position to replace Fox. The Czech Republic international has not featured since the 1-1 draw with Barnsley on October 28.