Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City - all you need to know 

Norwich City players celebrate victory over Sheffield Wednesday

Norwich City players celebrate victory over Sheffield Wednesday in December - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City are looking for their eighth Championship win in a row when they head to Hillsborough for a Sunday lunchtime (12.15pm) clash against the struggling Owls. We run down all the key points you need to know.      

   
Team news   

Central defender Ben Gibson is a doubt with fresh hamstring issues. Adam Idah is out with a hernia problem. January signing goalkeeper Orjan Nyland and attacking midfielder Marco Stiepermann come into contention after a return to full team training and a recent Sam Byram (hamstring) and Michael McGovern (hamstring) are longer term absentees. McGovern is scheduled to re-join team later training this month. 

Wednesday will be without defender Julian Borner, who is suspended. Manager Darren Moore has a decision to make on midfielder Liam Shaw, who has signed a pre-contract agreement with Celtic. 

Form guide 

Norwich (first): W-W-W-W-W 

Wednesday (23rd): L-L-L-L-L 


Norwich City Head Coach Daniel Farke

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke - Credit: Pal Chesterton/Focus Images :Ltd

Daniel Farke on Wednesday 

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“Darren Moore is a great guy and a good coach. He had a difficult start in his first game and then played against a top side with ten men. They will have used this week to regroup - I expect them to be there with a good fighting spirit. And they have some top players. Bannan, Reach, Paterson, Rhodes, Lees - we have to be on top of our game on Sunday.” 


Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore 

Sheffield Wednesday's new manager Darren Moore - Credit: PA

Darren Moore on Norwich    

“Daniel has done a great job there. One of the messages I’ve spoken about is consistency. A large part of their success this season has been because they have been consistent in and around the football club. They have been consistent with the squad. That group of players have been together three seasons now so the dynamics and structure of the team are clear. There is consistency right across the club.” 

Norwich City players Max Aarons and Josh Martin

Norwich goalscorers Max Aarons and Josh Martin celebrate victory over Sheffield Wednesday in December - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd


Last time they met      

December 5, 2020 

Norwich City 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1 

All three goals came in the final half an hour, with Josh Windass putting Wednesday ahead on the hour mark. Josh Martin levelled it on 81 minutes and three minutes later Max Aarons scored to give City the points. 


Referee 

Tony Harrington 

Was in charge of City’s home win over Rotherham in February – one of his 28 league and cup games this season which has seen him produce 77 yellow cards and four reds. 


How can I watch? 
The match is being broadcast exclusively live on Sky Sports Football – the programme begins at noon. 

You can follow our live coverage at pinkun.com   


Prediction      

Wednesday’s form is dire, City’s superb – common sense says a City win... 3-0. 



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