The Owls head down to London this weekend for their last away trip of the 2019/20 season, and go up against a Fulham side already guaranteed a spot in the Play-Offs, and who – after Huddersfield Town’s shock win over West Bromwich Albion last night – still stand a slim chance of automatic promotion.
Wednesday have looked much-improved since the restart last month, but have not quite gotten the results that their performances have possibly deserved. They have, however, secured their safety in the Championship for next season – although a possible points deduction could of course change that.
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Monk’s side are chasing their first win at Craven Cottage since 2017 when Steven Fletcher scored the only goal of the game, and they’re keen to get a result once more in tomorrow’s clash.
Speaking to the media ahead of the game, the SWFC boss said, “They are a top team… Probably, on paper, one of the strongest squads in the league.
“It will be a tough game like you expect, they are still in with a chance of the automatics so we expect them to be at their full strength.
“Like anything, it’s more about concentration on us and getting our performances at a good level. I think the consistency has been, overall, quite good in this period. We have had a few setbacks within it but it is about recovering the players and seeing how fresh and fit they are and to select a team that will go down there.
“We want to finish season unbeaten, ideally with two wins, but definitely unbeaten and getting points. That’s our aim this weekend.”
Wednesday haven’t won consecutive games away against the Lilywhites since back in the 1960s, however they have lost just four of their last 19 matches against them, winning four of the last eight.
The Owls haven’t lost at Craven Cottage since a 4-0 drubbing in 2014 – a day that Kieren Westwood, Kieran Lee, Liam Palmer, Tom Lees and Atdhe Nuhiu will all remember.