Sheffield Wed. vs Reading preview - Same again for Owls?



Posted Friday, September 19, 2014 by PA

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray could name an unchanged starting line-up against Reading.

Gray, who has no new selection issues, made just one change for the midweek win at Birmingham as skipper Glenn Loovens returned to the side following suspension.

On-loan winger Royston Drenthe has stepped off the bench in Wednesday's last two matches, but will play no part against his parent club.

Midfield pair Kieran Lee (groin) and Sam Hutchinson (back) are still not ready for first-team action, while defender Lewis Buxton is pushing for his first appearance of the season.

Stephen Kelly, Danny Guthrie and Hal Robson-Kanu are edging closer to fitness for Reading.

Defender Kelly (knee) and midfielder Guthrie (calf) both played in a friendly match in midweek while winger Robson-Kanu (knee) has also stepped up his training.

However, with the Royals on a three-match winning run in the league, manager Nigel Adkins does not have to take any risks with the trio.

Adkins is still without Shaun Cummings, Danny Williams, Jem Karacan (all knee), Garath McCleary (back) and Anton Ferdinand (hamstring), none of whom are expected back until after the next international break in October.

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