Shrewsbury Town kick-off 2022 today as they welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Montgomery Waters Meadow.
Salop will be looking to build on their impressive home form this season that has seen Steve Cotterill’s men unbeaten at Montgomery Waters Meadow since September. They come into this one on the back of their 0-0 home draw against Accrington Stanley on Wednesday night, a result which took them to 16th in the Sky Bet League One table however, following last night's results, Salop currently sit 15th in the table.
Sheffield Wednesday’s spirits will be dampened following their 5-0 loss at the hands of Sunderland in midweek, a result that leaves them eighth in the league table, six points off the play-off places.
The Owls are looking to bounce back to the Championship at the first time of asking following their relegation to League One on the last day of the 2020/21 season. With Darren Moore at the helm in his first full season with the club, he is looking to take the club back to England’s second tier, and despite a poor start to the season, results have improved as of late and they are looking like a team that could push for promotion in the second half of the season.
Name: Sheffield Wednesday
Founded: 1867 (155 years ago) as The Wednesday
Owner: Dejphon Chansiri
Biggest Win: 12-0 vs Halliwell, FA Cup First Round, January 1891
Biggest Defeat: 10-0 vs Aston Villa, Division One, October 1921
One to Watch: Lee Gregory
The veteran striker leads Wednesday's line and is currently their top goalscorer this season with eight goals (and four assists) to his name so far. He began his career with Mansfield Town but made a name for himself with FC Halifax Town after scoring 31 goals in 40 games for the Shaymen. This earned him a move to the Championship side Millwall where he netted a further 76 times in his five years at the Den.
His next stop was Stoke City before he transferred to Wednesday last summer. Over his fantastic career, Gregory has scored 125 goals in 359 appearances and will be looking to add to that tally again today.