Sheffield Wednesday v Stoke City: What time is kick-off, is it on TV and what are the odds?

Sheffield Wednesday will host Stoke City at Hillsborough when the Championship returns after the international break on 15 September.

The summer transfer window saw contrasting fortunes between the two clubs as Stoke strengthened with nine new signings, while Wednesday were forced to leave it late until loan deadline day to bring in two new players because of an embargo.

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What time is kick off?

Kick off at Hillsborough is at 3pm on Saturday 15 September.

Is the match on TV? Can I watch it on a live stream?

The match is not being shown by Sky Sports or via live stream on iFollow, but match commentary should be available on the iFollow Audio service.

How can I follow Wednesday v Stoke live?

You’ll be able to follow all the latest updates and team news on The Star website.

Who will be in the teams for the match?

Wednesday’s new signings Josh Onomah and Michael Hector should be eligible, while defensive duo Daniel Pudil and Joost van Aken may be in contention if they can return from injury in time.

Long-term absences Gary Hooper, Kieran Lee and Almen Abdi are unlikely to return to match fitness in time for the clash, despite Hooper and Lee playing for the Owls under-23s side during the international break.

Stoke will be without James McClean, who broke his arm while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland and is expected to be out for up to six weeks.

Saido Berhaino could make an appearance after finally breaking his goal drought in the EFL Cup and following it up with a goal for Burundi during the international break.

Gary Rowett has also pledged to give fan favourite Bojan more game time.

Who is the referee?

Referee appointments have not yet been announced.

What are the betting odds?

Sky Bet have Sheffield Wednesday to win at 9/5, a draw at 23/10 and a Stoke win at 6/4.

What is the form of Wednesday and Stoke?

The Owls are riding high and come into the fixture on the back of three 2-1 victories in the league over Millwall, Ipswich and QPR, and are currently 11th in the table.

Stoke have had a tough start to life in the Championship and sit seven places below Wednesday after the Potters lost their last league outing to West Brom 2-1.

They are yet to win an away game this season so Wednesday will be hoping to make life as difficult as possible for the trip to Hillsborough.

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