Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday

26 Sep

Wes Brown

Wes Brown’s last competitive match was for Sunderland at home to Bournemouth in January 2016

BBC coverage

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Anthony Stokes could return from a knee injury for Blackburn Rovers, if the striker comes through a reserve team run-out on Monday.

Elliott Bennett has returned to full fitness, while former England defender Wes Brown is again likely to be named on the substitutes bench.

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan is one of a number of doubts for Owls boss Carlos Carvahal.

Defender Daniel Pudil and forward Lucas Joao are others being monitored.

Rovers have won their last two matches while Wednesday are yet to win away from Hillsborough this term.

Match facts

  • Sheffield Wednesday have lost only one of their last seven league encounters with Blackburn (W3 D3).
  • Rovers have only failed to score in one of their last 17 home games against Wednesday in all competitions (W11 D3 L3).
  • Blackburn are one of two sides yet to keep a clean sheet in the Championship this season (along with Nottm Forest).
  • Thee Owls are winless in seven away league fixtures, drawing three and losing four.


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