Sheffield Wednesday LIVE: Millwall 4-1 Owls - Neil Thompson to meet the press after SWFC collapse

It’s matchday for Sheffield Wednesday once again, and they’re out to do something they haven’t done since 2018...

Saturday, 6th February 2021, 4:56 pm
Sheffield Wednesday's Callum Paterson on the scoresheet again. (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

The Owls haven’t beaten Millwall since August 2018, and haven’t won at The Den since 2015, but they’ll be in high spirits for this one following an impressive late win over Bournemouth thanks to a lovely Jordan Rhodes goal earlier this week.

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We’ll be here throughout the day to bring you all the news and updates as they happen from down in Bermondsey, with Joe Crann here on the blog and Alex Miller on at the ground to make sure everyone knows what’s happening as it happens.

Make sure you stay with us and keep it locked here on the blog as well as our various social media channels, and hopefully – depending on how results go – Wednesday could have climbed out of the Championship relegation zone by the time the evening is done.

SWFC LIVE: Millwall host Sheffield Wednesday at The Den today

Last updated: Saturday, 06 February, 2021, 18:21

  • The Owls are in a good run of form of late
  • Millwall haven’t won at home since back in October
  • Wednesday haven’t beaten The Lions since a 2-1 win back in 2018
  • MFC XI: Bialkowski; Romeo, Evans, Hutchinson, Cooper, Malone; Kieftenbeld (Thompson, 46), Woods, Leonard; Bodvarsson (Smith 85), Zohore (Bradshaw 79).
  • SWFC XI: Westwood, Lees, Hutchinson (Urhoghide 73), Dunkley, Palmer (Shaw, 59), Bannan, Pelupessy, Reach, Penney (Harris, 46), Paterson (Windass 73), Kachunga (Rhodes, 59).

Fresh Massimo Luongo injury confirmed as Owls fall to miserable 4-1 defeat at Millwall

Sheffield Wednesday caretaker boss Neil Thompson reported a further injury blow for key man Massimo Luongo after a miserable afternoon saw them fall to a 4-1 defeat at Millwall.

What the fans are saying

'That result hurt today' - Sheffield Wednesday fans' verdict on dismal second half at Millwall

Sheffield Wednesday’s upturn in form since Christmas came to an abrupt end in south London this afternoon as they were swept aside 4-1 by Millwall at The Den.

That’s not for me to answer.

At the end of the day the target is to win the next game… Is it a must win? We’ll only know that at the end of the table. They’re desperate for the three points as well.

We got beat 1-0 there and dominated, and it didn’t happen. We owe ourselves to recover from today and go and get three points.

NT on player availability

We have a bench full of capable players, who want to come in. I’m not sure if we’ll have anybody new back for the next game.

He made some great saves today, that’s for sure.

We do have to learn from it in terms of how the Championship is played, and you have to be able to deal with that. They play direct, they do it well, and we coped well in the first half, but the second half we kept giving away corners, freekicks, and you put yourself under pressure.

NT on Luongo and Marriott

He tweaked his thigh, it’s hopefully not too bad but he’ll be assessed. It’s frustrating for him, because he’s been chomping at the bit.

Jack has had a couple of issues he’s been dealing with.

We’ve got to regroup. You get energised by how you play, and we need to get back again - Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday.

It’s what football is. We don’t get carried away and we don’t get too down.

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