Sheffield Wednesday LIVE: Double injury boost ahead of Barnsley trip; lowdown on Manuel Hidalgo's debut plus Da Cruz shows a glimpse of what he can offer Owls

Welcome to Monday’s live Sheffield Wednesday blog.

By Ashley Booker
Monday, 3rd February 2020, 5:02 pm
Sheffield Wednesday new boy Alessio Da Cruz. Photo: Steve Ellis.
Sheffield Wednesday new boy Alessio Da Cruz. Photo: Steve Ellis.

We’ll be here all day, as usual, to bring you all the latest news from Hillsborough – with more reaction from Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Millwall. Wednesday’s under 23s are also in action today against Leeds United and we’ll have updates from that, too and begin looking forward to the possibility of seeing some new faces next week. Get involved in all the debate on all the issues by tweeting us @TheStarOwls.

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Sheffield Wednesday LIVE - latest news and updates

Last updated: Monday, 03 February, 2020, 17:57

  • Sheffield Wednesday drew 0-0 with Millwall on Saturday
  • There was a debut for Alessio Da Cruz
  • U23s play Leeds United today
  • Injury boost ahead of Barnsley trip
  • Late own goal sees Owls youngsters held by Leeds
  • New boy Hidalgo impresses on debut

Where will Wednesday finish in the Championship?

Da Cruz shows a glimpse of what he can offer Owls in cameo appearance

Sheffield Wednesday loan signing Alessio Da Cruz impressed on his debut.

Alessio Da Cruz was unable to contribute to a broken deadlock in Wednesday’s goalless draw with Millwall on Saturday, but his substitute cameo did perhaps offer a sneak peek at what Owls fans can expect from him this season.


Why the stats suggest Wednesday should be in SECOND place

Wednesday new boy Alessio Da Cruz with Fernando Forestieri.

xG – a model that has been widely accepted in international football circles as a balanced way to assess a side or player’s performances – puts Wednesday in second place in the table, behind only Leeds United.


'We’re still in touching distance and we made some good signings on deadline day'

Wednesday coach Nicky Weaver offers his take on Owls play-off chances.

Wednesday still have every chance of making the play-offs, according to club goalkeeping coach Nicky Weaver


'Tricky, exciting and technically gifted' - our verdict on Manuel Hidalgo's debut

Young Argentine winger Manuel Hidalgo has signed for Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee from Italian side U.S. Triestina Calcio 1918. Photo courtesy of Sheffield Wednesday.

New boy Manuel Hidalgo made his first Owls appearance in the Under-23s' 2-2 draw with Yorkshire rivals Leeds United at Hillsborough. Our Wednesday reporter Dom Howson takes a closer look at the Argentine's performance today.


GOAL!!! Late heartbreak for Wednesday as Leeds secure draw in injury time

Borner challenges teammates to build on hard-fought Millwall draw

Julian Borner in action for Wednesday against Millwall on Saturday.

Julian Borner has challenged Wednesday to build on their hard-fought draw with Millwall.


GOAL!!! The Owls regain the lead

GOAL!!! Leeds are level

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