Determined Swans To Beat Struggling Sheffield Wednesday



Play-off hopefuls Swansea City welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday in what is a must-win game to keep the Swans’ promotion dream alive.


Steve Cooper’s side currently sit eighth in the table, four points behind Cardiff, and with just six games left to secure a top-six finish a win against the Owls has become crucial.


Sheffield Wednesday are heading for another uninspiring season under Garry Monk, currently stranded in mid-table nine points off the play-offs and 10 points away from the relegation zone, which at least relieves any potential last day stress for their fans.


Both sides have had mixed results since the season restarted with a win, a draw and a loss each.


Swansea come into the game following a draw against fellow play-off outsiders Millwall, meanwhile Sheffield Wednesday were comfortably beaten 0-3 by West Brom who moved a step closer to promotion.


Rhian Brewster has been a revelation for City since his arrival in January, netting six goals in 14 appearances, and will be the one Swansea fans will be looking towards to fire in the goals needed to get Swansea back to the Premier League.


This fixture earlier in the season produced an enthralling 2-2 draw which saw three goals in the final 10 minutes of the game, Sheffield Wednesday fans thought they had won the game when Morgan Fox’s injury-time effort found the back of the net but Swansea rescued a point thanks to a 94th-minute equaliser from Ben Wilmot.


Team News

Swansea will be without highly-rated 22-year-old defender Joe Roden after he suffered an ankle injury in training which means he is likely to miss the remainder of the season.


Jordan Garrick will also miss out as he continues to serve his suspension after being sent off in the Swan’s defeat to Luton Town.


Tom Lees could be back in contention after a hamstring issue ruled him out of the game against West Brom.


Young defender Osaze Urhoghide is also unavailable picking up a knee injury which will keep him out for a minimum of two weeks.


Whilst neither side have been convincing in recent weeks, I think that Swansea have a bit more quality that will see them win this game and if Rhian Brewster is able to continue his hot streak then Sheffield Wednesday could be in for a tough afternoon.



Match Preview written by Dan Chenery.