Sheff Wed v Birmingham - Match Lineup & Team News

Sheffield Wednesday - The Owls

Here are the teams as Sheffield Wednesday take on Birmingham City this evening.

Sheffield Wednesday will know that they can close the gap on the Championship play-offs this evening with a win against Birmingham City. The Owls should be determined to react in the right manner after defeat to Bolton Wanderers and will be looking to make the most of their home advantage. The attack of the side will definitely be a worry for the boss because they have the joint worst attack in the Championship with 21 goals scored along with Rotherham United and Blackpool. Stuart Gray will be stressing the need for his team to stay focused and start the match well.

Birmingham City head into the game after a narrow defeat at the hands of Premier League side West Brom in the FA Cup, which is their only defeat so far this month. In fact it’s the only defeat the side has suffered since Boxing Day. Birmingham’s incentive for a win this evening is that they will leapfrog the Owls in the race for a play-off place, which will give them even more momentum and confidence looking ahead to the weekend.

Sheff Wed lineup

Starting:

  • Keiren Westwood
  • Josè Semedo
  • Tom Lees
  • Glenn Loovens
  • Joe Mattock
  • Liam Palmer
  • Lewis Baker
  • Jacques Maghoma
  • Chris Maguire
  • Atdhe Nuhiu
  • Will Keane

Substitutes: Joe Wildsmith, Lewis Buxton, Claude Dielna, Jeremy Helan, Kieran Lee, Caolan Lavery, Stevie May.

Birmingham lineup

Starting:

  • Darren Randolph
  • Paul Caddis
  • Jonathan Grounds
  • Michael Morrison
  • Paul Robinson
  • David Cotterill
  • David Davis
  • Stephen Gleeson
  • Andrew Shinnie
  • Clayton Donaldson
  • Demarai Gray

Substitutes: Colin Doyle, Jonathan Spector, Lloyd Dyer, Callum Reilly, Lee Novak, Wes Thomas, Nikola Zigic.

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