Sheffield Wednesday news LIVE: That disallowed goal, QPR loss/Owls gain, and what points will keep SWFC in the Championship
Sheffield Wednesday suffered their third defeat in a row last night as they let a lead slip to lose 3-1 to Preston.
We have more reaction to that and a look ahead to Saturday’s trip to QPR with every game becoming more and more important now as the Owls slip down the table.
Sheffield Wednesday LIVE: Team news and rumours from Hillsborough
Last updated: Thursday, 09 July, 2020, 18:22
- The Owls lost again last night with Preston winning 3-1 at Hillsborough
- That was the third defeat in a row
- Connor Wickham and Kieran Lee were left out as a precaution but should be for the weekend
- Wednesday travel to QPR on Saturday
- What’s the consensus on Garry Monk’s future?
An update from the SWFC Trust
QPR blow, Owls boost?
QPR top scorer, Jordan Hugill, and Lee Wallace could miss out v Wednesday this weekend.
As quoted by West London Sport, Mark Warburton said, “It’s going to be tight. Hopefully he might make it. We’ll have to see how he responds in the next couple of days.
Meanwhile, on Wallace (hamstring) he said, “He’ll probably train with us, maybe on Friday.
“It might be too soon for Sheffield Wednesday, but hopefully after that he’ll be available to us.”
How many are needed?
Over the past five Championship seasons, no team with over 51 points has been relegated, with the number needed to stay up ranging from 43 to 51.
Wednesday have 52 with 12 points left to play for, but the EFL case and possible points deduction.
Now it’s not so much about how many they get, but how many they might lose.
A reminder of the goals from last night...
Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End highlights
Some injury news and a few things we learned...
From Alex and Joe today:
Threadbare Sheffield Wednesday squad at injury breaking point as Garry Monk offers update on Connor Wickham, Kieran Lee and Tom Lees
An already threadbare Sheffield Wednesday squad is ‘on the edge’ with regard to fitness heading further into the chaotic end to the Championship season, admitted Owls boss Garry Monk.
Another night at Hillsborough. Another defeat for Sheffield Wednesday. And it’s now looking very precarious for Garry Monk and the Owls with four games left to go.
Ex-England international weighs in on Owls disallowed goal
Darren Bent, speaking on Quest after SWFC’s 3-1 defeat, said:
“For me, he grabs the goalkeeper… It was difficult for the goalkeeper to get off the ground and make the save so I think on this occasion the referee got it spot on. He might have saved it.”
What did you think? Right call or not?
Get this in your ears...
Wednesday named in all-time best list!
Sheffield Wednesday’s 90s sponsorship with Sanderson has been named in footy.com’s ‘Most Iconic Premier League Sponsors’ list.
The Owls’ deal with Sanderson, ran for the best part of a decade, and has been named by footy.com in 15th place - just below Leicester City & Walkers, but above Leeds United and Strongbow.
To check out the full list of top 20 sponsorships, take a look here:
From Doritos to Dreamcast, we’ve ranked the 20 greatest Premier League shirt sponsors of all-time.