Tough test for our S6 opener

Wednesday face a difficult challenge for HIllsborough’s first Championship game of the season on Saturday, with relegated Watford the visitors.

We started the league campaign with an excellent 2-0 league victory at Cardiff, with two Carabao Cup wins against division one opposition on either side of that win, while Watford began their league season with a 1-0 home success against Middlesbrough and then won in a midweek Carabao Cup penalty shootout at Oxford.

Garry Monk said: “Having watched Watford throughout pre-season, there is always a lot of talk about relegated teams and confidence but they look a very confident team. They are going to be one of the strong contenders this year.

“We’ve started well but we are playing against teams that are fancied to be up there. We started well against a team that will be well fancied in Cardiff and now we face another one this week. We know how hard it is going to be.”

Monk, who has spoken of how important it is to have a winning mentality, added: “We have started well and the message is more of the same.”

The Owls boss is expected to stick with the majority of the starting eleven that played at Cardiff but will have to decide whether to give recent signing Elias Kachunga a place in the starting line-up and consider recalling Julian Borner to the defence after he missed the Championship opener with a virus.

Liam Palmer will also come into consideration after impressing in the midweek Carabao Cup win at Rochdale.

On the injury front, Chey Dunkley and Osaze Urhoghide are expected to continue their recoveries with a runout or two in the under-23s.



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