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Match Preview: Sheffield Wednesday

Posted: Tue 06 Nov 2012
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A Look Ahead To Tonight's Game At Hillsborough

Steve Thompson will take charge of his second gamein his role of caretaker manager tonight as The Seasiders face Sheffield Wednesday.

Blackpool are without a win in five league games and will be aiming for just their third win on the road this season.

Thompson will be without the suspended Ian Evatt who serves a one match ban for collecting five yellow cards, while Kevin Phillips continues his recovery from a calf problem and will also be missing.

As for the home side midfielder Paul Corry is a doubt (ankle) as they look to make it three wins on the bounce after victories over Ipswich Town and Peterborough United in their last two games.

Head-To-Head

Blackpool have faced Sheffield Wednesday in 79 competitive matches with The Seasiders coming out on top in 25, losing 39 and drawing just 15 times.

Last League Meetings

9 February 2009 - Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Blackpool

19 January 2009 - Blackpool 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday

Dave Jones took over as manager at Hillsborough in March this year and brought instant success as The Owls won promotion back to The Championship after finishing 2nd in npower League One and amassing 93 points.

They currently lie 19th in The Championship after four wins, three draws and seven defeats so far this campaign.

Midfielder Ross Barkley is their current top scorer in the league with four goals after joining on-loan from Everton in the summer.

Stat Attack

- Blackpool have scored the opening goal in just four of their 14 league games this season.

- The Seasiders have scored just seven goals away from home compared to the 16 netted at Bloomfield Road.

- After two wins and a draw Sheffield Wednesday then went nine games without a win before back-to-back wins in their last two games.

- The Owls have conceded seven goals in the last 15 minutes of games, which is in contrast to Blackpool who have conceded just once in that time period.

Referee

Andy D'Urso (Essex)

The last game involving Blackpool that Mr. D'Urso was in charge of was the 1-1 draw with Barnsley at Bloomfield Road in April this year.

The Seasiders were forced to play 70 minutes with ten men after Keith Southern was sent off. David Perkins opened the scoring before Matt Phillips equalised with 19 minutes remaining.