Cheltenham next hurdle as Owls seek three points

Wednesday go into tomorrow’s first-ever competitive game at Cheltenham Town looking to end a poor run of just two wins in our last 10 league matches.

Our promising start to the season has been replaced by a downturn in form in recent weeks, leaving us three points adrift of the play-offs but already nine points behind the two automatic promotion places.

Opponents Cheltenham sit in 14th place and three points behind us.

Darren Moore could be tempted to give loanee striker Theo Corbeanu a place in the starting line-up after his promising cameo performance as a late sub against Lincoln last Saturday.

However, there will be no return yet for any of our long-term injury casualties.

Sam Hutchinson has suffered a slight setback in training following his muscle problem while Massimo Luongo and George Byers are both expected to have runouts for the under-23s on Monday.

Josh Windass has started light training again but loanee defender Lewis Gibson continues to be ruled out with his muscle injury and Moore said he will be talking with his parent club, Everton, about the best way forward with his recovery programme.

We have already dropped eight points from winning positions this season and, incredibly, it is more than five years since we came back from behind to win an away game.

Moore spoke about the need to be “more ruthless in both boxes” to turn draws into wins and on the away comeback stats said: “2016? It is incredible and we are determined to readdress that balance. Those are not stats we should be pleased about and we have all got our part to play to readdress that.”


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