Owls face toughest of tests against league leaders

Wednesday go into tomorrow’s Hillsborough clash with league leaders Norwich without the suspended Julian Borner but with no fresh injuries.

It looks like the toughest of tests for the Owls as we try to end a run of six consecutive defeats while Norwich arrive on the back of seven wins in a row.

We are still in 23rd place and seven points from safety after Birmingham’s 3-0 home defeat to Bristol City today, with ourselves having two games in hand on them. However Rotherham, one place and four points ahead of us, have played two matches fewer than Wednesday.

Below us, bottom club Wycombe’s 1-0 win over Preston today takes them to within two points of the Owls but ourselves with two games in hand on them.

Tomorrow, new boss Darren Moore will be looking for a first win under his management at S6 after two defeats and, following a week of full training with the squad, he said: “It’s not a free hit, it’s the next fixture and a hugely important one. Norwich are a good team but this division is littered with good teams.

“But if we can get that group cohesion and consistency going, we feel that we have got a good team here. We have to continue to make up those small yards in all departments and then I think we can get back on track.

“The players have to remember they are good players and highly elite footballers. There is still a lot to play for and we look no further than the Norwich game.”

On the injury front, Keiren Westwood (ribs) and Andre Green (Achilles) are back in training but will not be fit for the Norwich game while Fisayo Dele-Bashiru is likely to return to training next week following his ankle injury sustained at Brentford last month.

The Norwich game is live on Sky and kicks off at 12.15pm.

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