Sheff Wed v Plymouth preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Plymouth Argyle at Hillsborough.

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson could name an unchanged side for the home clash with Plymouth.

The Owls secured their first win under Megson at Carlisle last week and the former Bolton boss has no new injury or suspension problems.

Midfielder Giles Coke is available again after a three-game ban but is expected to start on the substitutes' bench. Defenders Lewis Buxton (hamstring) and Jon Otsemobor (calf) remain sidelined.

Megson employed a 4-5-1 formation to good effect at Brunton Park, with Gary Teale and Chris Sedgwick out wide in midfield and Gary Madine operating as a lone striker against his former club.

Megson must decide whether to retain the same formation at Hillsborough and, should he revert to a 4-4-2, it is likely that teenage midfielder Liam Palmer would make way, with Clinton Morrison, Neil Mellor and Paul Heffernan vying for a place up front alongside Madine.

Wednesday currently lie in 16th place in the table, only six points above the relegation zone.

Plymouth will be without the suspended Chris Clark for the trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

The midfielder serves the first of his three-match ban for the straight red card he received in the 2-1 victory over Colchester on Saturday, a result which brought to an end a run of six successive defeats.

Left-back Jim Paterson suffered a knee injury in the game but has returned to training and will be available.

Defender Onismor Bhasera made a return from his own knee problem last weekend, coming on as a 62nd-minute substitute for Paterson, and is likely to start on the bench again.

Winger Yala Bolasie was back in the starting line-up against the U's having missed the previous three games due to suspension and after impressing should also keep his place.

Midfielder Simon Walton has been given the go ahead to resume full training following the knee ligament injury he suffered in pre-season while on loan with Sheffield United and will likely get a game for the reserves next week.

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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