Sheff Wed v Colchester preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Colchester United at Hillsborough.

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Johnson: Pushing for a start

Johnson: Pushing for a start

Sheffield Wednesday striker Ryan Lowe will return to contention.

Lowe, a summer signing from Bury, has made only two substitute appearances for the Owls due to an ankle problem, but could be included in Gary Megson's squad.

Megson has no new injury or suspension problems as his side look to extend their unbeaten league run to six matches.

Midfielder David Prutton returned as an unused substitute last week after missing the previous three games with a thigh strain and will be hoping to play some part.

Winger Jermaine Johnson is also pushing for a recall to the starting line-up after appearing after half-time in last week's Steel City draw, but defenders Jon Otsemobor (calf), Daniel Jones (ankle) and goalkeeper Nicky Weaver (knee) remain long-term absentees.

The Owls could go top of the table with victory if other results go their way.

Colchester boss John Ward is positive his side will travel to Sheffield in good shape.

Unbeaten in their last four matches, the U's will be without two centre-backs, suspended Magnus Okuonghae and Pat Baldwin who is nursing a broken toe.

Baldwin is likely to miss the next couple of matches, but Ward has been boosted by two new faces in training.

Matt Heath (ankle) and Tom Eastman have returned from injury and a loan spell respectively to help ease Ward's defensive woes.

Eastman has featured regularly for League Two high-fliers Crawley so far this season and the former Ipswich man is now in line to make his Colchester debut.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves  
15:00
Crewe v Colchester  
MK Dons v Brentford  
Notts Co v Crawley  
Oldham v Coventry  
Peterboro v Carlisle  
Preston v Shrewsbury  
Rotherham v Port Vale  
Stevenage v Bristol C  
Swindon v Bradford  

Sky Bet League 1

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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