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Match Preview | Sheffield Wednesday

27 April 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview | Sheffield Wednesday

27 April 2023

Shrewsbury Town host Sheffield Wednesday this Saturday in the Sky Bet League One. Kick-off is at 3pm.

Last Saturday, Salop were beaten 1-0 away at Bolton Wanderers. Josh Sheehan grabbed the only goal of the game for the Wanderers in the second half.

Sheffield Wednesday won 2-1 in their game at home to Exeter City. Josh Key had put the away side in front in the 47th minute, but Lee Gregory and Callum Paterson both scored for the Owls to clinch all three points.

There have been 24 meetings between Salop and Wednesday, with Shrewsbury winning seven of those, losing four and drawing 13. When the sides met earlier in the season, Wednesday were 1-0 winners at Hillsborough in November.

Name: Sheffield Wednesday

Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium

Founded: 1867 (155 years ago as The Wednesday)

Chairman: Dejphon Chansiri

Manager: Darren Moore

Record league win: 9-1 vs Birmingham City, Division One, 13th December 1930

Record league defeat: 0-10 vs Aston Villa, Division One, 5th October 1912

Highest ever league finish: Division One winners on four occasions. (1902/1903, 1903/1904, 1928/1929 and the 1929/1930 season).

One to watch: Michael Smith

Michael Smith is top scorer for Sheffield Wednesday this season with 16 goals across all competitions. Of those, 13 have come in the league, two in the FA Cup and one in the EFL Trophy. The striker joined Wednesday from Rotherham United in June 2022.


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