Sheff Wed v Brentford preview

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

Last Updated: 04/11/11 at 12:21

Madine: Suspended for Owls

Madine: Suspended for Owls

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Sheffield Wednesday's leading goalscorer Gary Madine will sit out the second game of his suspension.

Madine, who has scored 11 goals this season, had an initial one-match ban extended to two by the Football Association after admitting a charge of improper conduct following his dismissal at former club Carlisle last week.

Ryan Lowe, who has recovered from a long-term ankle problem, partnered Chris O'Grady up front in last weekend's win at Wycombe and the same two are expected to continue after impressing.

Manager Gary Megson is unlikely to make any other unforced changes, but Reda Johnson is doubtful with a groin injury and should he fail to prove his fitness, Mark Reynolds will step in at left-back.

Megson has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side look to keep pace with the top two.

Brentford will be without Karleigh Osborne for the trip.

Defender Osborne missed last Saturday's 2-1 win over Chesterfield with a foot injury and although a scan has showed the problem is not as serious as first feared, he will be out for at least a couple of weeks.

With fellow centre-half Leon Legge still missing with a hamstring injury, Watford loanee Dale Bennett keeps his place following a goalscoring debut last week.

Striker Gary Alexander could start after returning as a substitute against Chesterfield following two months out with a knee injury.

Midfielder Harry Forrester (hamstring) is still missing and boss Uwe Rosler is looking for a back-up goalkeeper on loan with Simon Moore (shoulder) out for a month.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League One Fixtures

Saturday, 31 January 2015
15:00
Barnsley v Port Vale
Bradford v Colchester
Chesterfld v Doncaster
Coventry v Rochdale
Crawley v Preston
Crewe v MK Dons
Leyton Or v Scunthrpe
Oldham v Notts Co
Peterboro v Yeovil
Sheff Utd v Swindon

Footer 365

David de Gea future key to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has reiterated his desire to keep David de Gea at Old Trafford.

Juan Cuadrado backed to shine in Premier League by Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino says Chelsea-bound Juan Cuadrado has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League.

Les Hutchison's takeover of Motherwell has been ratified

Lanarkshire businessman Les Hutchison has completed his takeover of Scottish Premiership club Motherwell.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company