Wednesday wait on the fitness of defender Ben Heneghan ahead of tomorrow night’s televised home game with Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers.
Heneghan was helped off the field in the second half at Lincoln on Saturday with what Darren Moore said afterwards was a knee injury. The Owls boss added at the time: “He is my worry at the moment. It doesn’t look good and we will have to wait and see.”
Will Vaulks was also subbed early in the second period with an ankle problem picked up in the first 45 minutes.
With leaders Plymouth and second-placed Ipswich both winning tonight, we go into the Rovers match still in third place on 30 points but now eight behind Argyle and trailing the Tractor Boys by six and, although we have a game in hand on both, we need another home victory to stay in touch with the top two and also keep a good margin between us and a trio of clubs immediately below us.
Of those, Peterborough won this evening to move into fourth place and within two points of ourselves, although we again have a game in hand on them. Bolton were victors tonight to move into fifth and three points behind Wednesday with the same number of games played, while Portsmouth dropped to sixth on 26 points after a 1-1 draw with Oxford, trailing us by four points but having played one game fewer.
Bristol Rovers come to Hillsborough on a run of three wins and a draw in their last four league outings and it will be their first visit to S6 since a 6-2 league defeat to Alan Irvine’s Wednesday back in December 2010. Our goals came from Chris Sedgwick, Tommy Miller, Gary Teale, Jermaine Johnson, James O’Connor and Paul Heffernan and with Milan Mandaric confirmed as our new owner just a few days later.
Tomorrow evening’s clash kicks off at 8pm when Wednesday fans will get a first full look at our newly-installed stadium lighting, including a light show as the teams take to the pitch for the action.