Sheffield Wednesday v Reading

Sky Bet Championship

  • Venue: Hillsborough
  • Date: Wednesday, 19 August
  • Kick-off: 19:45 BST

Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (0)

Match Stats

Possession

50

50

Shots

0

0

On target

0

0

Corners

0

0

Fouls

0

0

TEAM NEWS

Teenage Sheffield Wednesday keeper Joe Wildsmith will make his first league start for the club after Keiren Westwood injured his kidneys.

Coach Carlos Carvalhal will give late tests to skipper Glenn Loovens and Sam Hutchinson, who have knocks.

Reading are waiting for clearance on Spanish midfielder Alex Fernandez, who is on loan from Espanyol.

Peru winger Paolo Hurtado is now working on his match fitness after receiving his work permit.

MATCH FACTS

  • The Owls have won three of their last four league matches against the Royals, losing the other.
  • Reading lost this exact fixture 1-0 last season, the first time they had failed to score on their travels to Hillsborough.
  • No Championship side has attempted more shots from their opening two games in 2015-16 than the Royals (27), although they have only scored once so far.
  • The Owls have lost only one of their last six at Hillsborough, winning two and drawing three.

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