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Hello and welcome to The Star’s live matchday blog for Sheffield Wednesday’s visit of Cambridge United.

The Owls are looking to get back to winning ways following the disappointment of last weekend’s defeat to Lincoln and could move back into the play-off places with a victory.

Hillsborough is fast becoming a tough place to come for away teams; Wednesday have won five of their last six matches here and have scored in almost every home game this season.

Scroll down for team news, live updates and post-match reaction.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Cambridge United LIVE

Key Events

  • The Owls could move up to fifth in the League One table with a win
  • Sheffield Wednesday have won five of their last six matches at Hillsborough
  • Top-scorer Lee Gregory returns to the starting XI

Sheffield Wednesday team news - top-scorer Lee Gregory starts

Gregory replaces Paterson up front, with Gibson in for Palmer.

DM’s programme notes

‘Bouncing back is a phrase you hear a lot in football and not without good reason. Every team, and I don’t care who they are or what league they are in, have setbacks.

‘We have two home games now back-to-back at our home and we have to make that count.’

The view from the opposition's camp

Here’s what Cambridge boss Mark Bonner had to say about Sheffield Wednesday and one member of the team in particular.

The Star preview Sheffield Wednesday vs Cambridge United

You can watch our preview of today’s match below.

Might we see Chey Dunkley back today?

The no-nonsense centre-half came through a friendly earlier this week unscathed, so don’t be surprised if he occupies a spot on the bench today.

As we have seen, Owls boss Darren Moore likes to gently reintegrate players back into the fold following an injury. Any appearance this afternoon is therefore likely to be a short cameo off the bench.

Fortress Hillsborough?

Jordan Storey said on Friday he felt Hillsborough was fast becoming a tough place for away teams to come - and he’s right.

Wednesday have won five of their last six home matches and have scored in 16 of the 17 games on their own patch this term.

Six of the Owls’ final 11 fixtures are at home, which could be crucial in the race for the play-offs.

Changes expected this afternoon

Darren Moore is expected to freshen up his starting XI this afternoon following last weekend’s disappointment. The Owls have now conceded five goals in their last two matches, so don’t be surprised if there’s a change or two at the back.

Today’s visit of Cambridge marks the first of three games in seven days for Moore’s side - and the gaffer hinted at rotation over the next few games.