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Owls well beaten and play-off hopes fade

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Wednesday’s slim play-off hopes got even slimmer after being totally outplayed in a 1-0 defeat at Leeds on Saturday evening. We could have no complaints about the result – indeed it would have been more but for the first-half heroics of Keiren Westwood – and it will now need a near miracle to make the […]

Bruce: We lost to the better team

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Steve Bruce admitted that Leeds were deserved winners as Wednesday went down 1-0 at Elland Road on Saturday evening. Speaking after the defeat, Bruce said: “The better team won without question. “Overall Leeds played very, very  well and we struggled to match their intensity at times. They were terrific in their work and we found […]

Sam back in squad for Leeds test

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Sam Hutchinson has recovered from illness and is set to return to the squad for Saturday evening’s televised clash at Leeds. However, Barry Bannan (hamstring) and Dominic Iorfa (thigh) both face late fitness tests and Rolando Aarons (ankle) looks unlikely to figure. We go into the game six points behind the play-off places and, with […]

Bruce full of praise after ‘bounce back’ win

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Steve Bruce praised his team for the way they bounced back from the disappointment of Saturday’s late defeat to Villa with a 3-0 victory against Forest Bruce was forced to make changes from the Wednesday side that took on Villa, with injuries to Barry Bannan and Dominic Iorfa and Sam Hutchinson suffering sickness but, speaking […]

Three-goal burst keeps play-off hopes alive

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Three goals inside 20 second-half minutes against Forest kept our outside hopes of a play-off place alive at Hillsborough on Tuesday evening. The 3-0 victory lifted us back into ninth place and four points behind sixth-placed Villa, who play their game in hand at Rotherham on Wednesday night. Marco Matias, later to become the unlikely […]

Lee back in action as under-23s triumph

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Kieran Lee made his first appearance in a Wednesday shirt since last September when he started for the under-23s in their 1-0 win over Watford at Middlewood Road on Monday afternoon. Injuries have ruled the midfielder out of the first team since December 2017 but he is now back in full training and, as planned, […]

Injured duo likely to miss Forest clash

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Wednesday could be without Barry Bannan and Dominic Iorfa for Tuesday evening’s home clash with Forest. Iorfa was forced off with a thigh problem during the first-half against Villa on Saturday and Bannan was subbed in the closing minutes after suffering a hamstring injury. Afterwards, Steve Bruce rated both players extremely doubtful for the Forest […]

Bruce: We didn’t get what we deserved

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Steve Bruce said Wednesday didn’t get what they deserved after seeing his former club Villa strike twice in added time to take all three points at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon. With the sides locked at 1-1, we looked much the more likely side to get a winner in the second half, only for Villa to […]

Owls go down to injury time double

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Two injury time goals from Aston Villa sent Wednesday to a first defeat under Steve Bruce and left us six points adrift of the play-off places with just six games remaining. The 3-1 scoreline was tough on the Owls as we more than matched a Villa team who made it six successive wins with a […]

Fletcher set to return for Villa clash

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Steven Fletcher looks set to return to the matchday squad for Saturday’s home clash with Aston Villa. Fletcher missed last Saturday’s trip to Stoke with a groin injury sustained against Blackburn before the international break but Steve Bruce says the striker has been training this week and should be fit for selection. Rolando Aarons is […]