Huddersfield Town make the short trip to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday evening as they look to ease their fears of relegation.
The Terriers currently sit 19th in the Championship table and are just two points better off than Hull City who occupies the last space in the drop zone with three games left to play.
Sheffield Wednesday have no immediate fears on the pitch with Garry Monk’s side nestled comfortably in 14th place, 10 points clear of the relegation zone, but are still waiting to find out their fate over a charge filed by the EFL in November last year.
The accusation revolves around the sale of their stadium to owner Dejphon Chansiri and the inclusion of the profits in their 2017-18 accounts, and if found guilty could face a points deduction.
The uncertainty could play on the players’ minds and should a points penalty be imposed could force the Sheffield club into an involuntary relegation fight, meaning every point picked up before the outcome could be crucial.
On the pitch it’s Huddersfield with it all to do having won just once since the restart and come into the game off the back of a poor display against relegation rivals Luton Town.
Sheffield Wednesday had lost three in a row before comfortably beating QPR at the weekend and also saw the continuing trend of three or more goals scored in games where the Owls have been involved.
The earlier season meeting between the sides ended in a 2-0 victory for Sheffield Wednesday in what was Garry Monk’s first game in charge of the Owls and left recently relegated Huddersfield with just one point in their opening seven games.
Tommy Elphick is still expected to be sidelined through injury.
Danny Cowley has no other injury concerns but is likely to refresh his side after a poor display against Luton.
Garry Monk could have three of his senior players back in contention with Liam Palmer, Kieran Lee and Connor Wickham all expected to be available.
Striker Steven Fletcher scored in the reverse fixture in September but is likely to miss out with a hamstring injury.
Both sides have their issues at the moment but I think the win over QPR will give Garry Monk’s side renewed confidence whilst a damaging defeat for Huddersfield against a relegation rival will have done their spirit no good. If recent fixtures are anything to go by then goals can be expected but I think the quality that the Owls possess will pile more misery on the Terriers.
Match Preview written by Dan Chenery.