SIXTEEN games! Sheffield Wednesday's dire disciplinary record

Sheffield Wednesday will once again be a player short due to suspension when Darren Moore looks to pick his side to face Norwich City.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 12:15 pm

The Owls will be desperate to end their longest losing streak since 2012 this coming weekend as they return to Hillsborough, but it won’t be easy against a Norwich City side that is flying high in the Championship and pushing hard for promotion.

While Wednesday still have a whole host of injury concerns that aren’t expected to be sorted before Sunday’s game, they also have their seventh suspension of the season following Julian Börner’s red card in the 3-0 defeat against Reading.

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The German was sent off for denying George Pușcaș an obvious goalscoring opportunity around the half hour mark on Saturday, meaning a one-game ban for the defender going into the clash with the Canaries.

Börner joins Liam Shaw (x2), Joost van Aken, Kadeem Harris, Tom Lees and Josh Windass on the list of Wednesday players that have been suspended at some stage this season, with only one of them coming as the result of a second yellow.

In total, Wednesday have racked up 16 games worth of suspensions this season due to red cards, while Massimo Luongo also missed a game earlier in the season due to an accumulation of yellows.

The club’s disciplinary record will be something that Moore is eager to try and sort out, and he’ll be hoping that Börner’s dismissal is the last time that he’s forced into changes due to being reduced to 10 men as the club battles for Championship survival.

Julian Borner became the seventh Sheffield Wednesday player to be sent off this season. (Pic Steve Ellis)

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