Sheffield W. vs Ipswich Town by Hassy
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Kieren Westwood is expected to return to contention for the home game against Ipswich. Westwood has missed the last two games due to a back injury but could be ready to resume in place of Cameron Dawson, who has stepped in to make his first two starts for the club.
Head coach Carlos Carvalhal has no major new injury or suspension worries, while striker Steven Fletcher is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up despite needing stitches in a head cut sustained in last week's defeat at Derby. Scotland international midfielder Barry Bannan is poised to make his 50th league appearance for the club.
Visitors Ipswich have only averaged just 0.29 goals per game on their travels in the league this term and have lost 57% of their away matches. The Tractor Boys have only won one of their last eight matches and they have failed to score in six of those games. They needed a 95th minute goal to rescue a point at home to rock bottom Rotherham last weekend but nonetheless that result was still a hugely embarrassing one and won't do much for the confidence within the camp.
Ipswich will have left-back Jonas Knudsen available for the trip to Hillsborough. Forward David McGoldrick marked his first start since the opening day of the season with a stoppage-time equaliser against the Millers, so could lead the attack again. Town boss Mick McCarthy reported no fresh injury problems, but will still be without midfielder Luke Hyam (knee), defender Tommy Smith (back) and striker Brett Pitman (ankle) while Giles Coke continues his rehabilitation following knee surgery.
Unlike Ipswich Town, Sheffield Wednesday have an abundance of quality strikers in the ranks. The likes of Gary Hooper, Fernando Forestieri and Steven Fletcher will all be looking to add to their goalscoring tallies and I am certain Mick McCarthy would love to have just one of those players in his ranks. Wednesday have suffered only three defeats in their last 28 Championship home games, winning 18 of them while Ipswich have scored just 4 goals in their last 12 Championship away games so this is a solid home win.
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