14th February, 2015 KO: 3:00pm
The Owls last 5: WLDLDL
The Seagulls last 5: WLWLLD
Reverse Fixture: Brighton 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Two teams rather desperately in need for a victory will go head to head in a feisty affair at Hillsborough, as Sheffield Wednesday host Brighton & Hove Albion in game that both teams will need to prove themselves for the wrong reasons.
Stuart Gray’s side go into this game with only five wins from 27 games, and scoring only eight goals at home this season, two of which have come from open play. Wednesday are the lowest scorers in the division, and are also join top lowest conceded this season. Wednesday sit 11th in the league and remain nine points from the bottom three.
The hosts captain Glen Loovens is a major doubt after picking up an ankle inury after serving a two match ban, Midfielder Jose Semedo is a slight doubt after suffering with a Toe Infection. The Owls are likely to give a debut to 22 year old Romanian Striker Sergiu Bus, after signing from CSKA Sofia on transfer deadine day.
Westwood; Vermijl, Lees, Dielna, Mattock; McGugan, Semedo, Lee, Helan; May, Bus
The visitors needs for points are for slightly different reasons from the Owls. Brighton drew 0-0 away to Cardiff on Tuesday night, and that draw leaves them sitting rather uncomfortably above the relegation zone in 21st place level on points will Millwall. The Seagulls are only out of the relegation places on Goal Difference.
Sam Baldock is likely to return for the visitors after recovering from a hamstring injury, and Dale Stephens will most likely sit on the bench after a 10 month injury lay off. Chris Hughton is also likely to give former Owls Chris O’Grady and Leon Best a start upfront after impressing of late.
Stockdale; Calderon, Greer, Dunk, Bennett; Ince, Kayal, LuaLua, Forster-Caskey, Baldock; O’Grady
Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Brighton