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Preview: Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City

Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City
Sky Bet Championship
Hillsborough
Tuesday, September 13th (7.45pm)

Bristol City travel north to take on a Sheffield Wednesday side buoyed by a 2-1 victory over Wigan last Saturday.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

Despite kicking off the season with victory over Aston Villa at Hillsborough in front of the Sky TV cameras, the Owls had to wait until Saturday for their second win of the campaign, a 2-1 home success over Wigan Athletic. They were beaten in the EFL Cup by lowly Cambridge United and came unstuck against Burton Albion and Leeds United. 

HEAD COACH

Carlos Carvalhal – The Portuguese took his first steps into English management when he was appointed head coach of the Owls in the summer of 2015. He had previously taken charge of 11 clubs in his home country, including Braga, along with Turkish sides Besiktas and Istanbul, plus Greek outfit Asteras Setubal. Carvalhal – a central defender capped by Portugal Under-21s in his playing days – led Wednesday to the play-off final in his first season in charge, ultimately losing out 1-0 to Hull City.

OFFICIALS

David Coote is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Shaun Hudson and Nick Hopton. David Webb will be the fourth official.

TICKETS

The match is pay on the night for away supporters. Cash payments only, but prices will not rise on the evening (but no Under-5 rate). Click here for more details.

LAST TIME OUT

Bristol City 4-1 Sheffield Wednesday (April 9th 2016). Ashton Gate’s biggest crowd of the season witnessed one of City’s best displays as they thrashed the promotion-hunting Owls. Lee Tomlin and Bobby Reid set the tone with early goals, before a spot-kick allowed Tomlin to double his tally. Jonathan Kodjia wrapped up the scoring for the hosts, before a late free kick from Ross Wallace gave the glum visiting fans something to cheer about in consolation.

LAST SEASON

Sky Bet Championship: Sixth (lost in the play-off final)
FA Cup: Fourth round (lost to Shrewsbury Town) 
EFL Cup: Fifth round (lost to Stoke City)

DID YOU KNOW?

Sheffield Wednesday were once nicknamed the Blades, a term used for any sporting team from the city, famous the world over for its cutlery and knives. Although it is widely assumed that the club's nickname changed to the Owls in 1899 after their move to Owlerton, it wasn't until 1912, when Wednesday player George Robertson presented the club with an owl mascot, that the name took hold.