Owls Lee Gregory with Sunderlands Tom Flanagan Pic Steve Ellis

Sheffield Wednesday Sunderland combined XI: Who makes it and who misses out in The Star's preferred side?

Oh it’s a reyt monster of a clash, isn’t it?

Thursday, 5th May 2022, 12:06 pm

Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland. In the heart of hearts of most football fans up and down the country, it’s got the feel of an FA Cup final more than a League One play-off match-up.

But it isn’t and both clubs are where they are. Each squad contains names that are routinely described as ‘Championship players’ and both are in a rich vein of form heading into what will be a record-breaking pair of matches.

Just for a bit of fun – and remembering our obvious shade of bias here, Mackems – we’ve thrown together our ‘Combined XI’ to come up with the sort of side we think would walk the third tier title.

Recent form is playing a big factor as well as their impact on the season as a whole.

So will it be Stewart, Gregory or Broadhead up top? What about the men in midfield?

Let’s take a look..

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