Sheffield Wednesday team news: Julian Börner misses out, but Barry Bannan returns as Garry Monk makes four changes for Swansea City reunion

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk has shuffled his pack, making four changes to his starting XI for their clash with his former club Swansea City at Hillsborough this afternoon.

By Dom Howson
Saturday, 9th November 2019, 12:59 pm
Updated Saturday, 9th November 2019, 2:05 pm
Owls star Barry Bannan
Owls star Barry Bannan

Illness and injury has forced Monk into making two alterations to his defence and midfield.

Tom Lees, fit-again following a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a hamstring problem, returns at centre-half as fans' favourite Julian Börner misses out due to a virus. It is club captain Lee's first outing since Preston North End on August 24.

Sam Hutchinson is not involved because of a calf problem while Joey Pelupessy and Adam Reach have dropped to the bench.

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Monk has selected Jacob Murphy out wide, restored Barry Bannan to midfield and handed a first-team recall to Atdhe Nuhiu. It appears he has switched from a 4-3-3 formation to 4-4-2, with Nuhiu partnering top-scorer Steven Fletcher in attack.

Striker Jordan Rhodes, fresh from scoring in the Under-23s draw with Burnley last week, is preferred to Sam Winnall on the bench.

Owls: Westwood; Palmer, Lees, Iorfa, Fox; Murphy, Bannan, Lee, Harris; Fletcher, Nuhiu. Substitutes: Dawson, Rhodes, Pelupessy, Thorniley, Reach, Odubajo, Forestieri.