Sheffield Wednesday will likely be seeking to cease Accrington Stanley from profitable their third consecutive match when the 2 groups meet at Hillsborough.
The midweek guests adopted up a 2-0 win in opposition to Oxford this time final week with a convincing 4-1 victory over Crewe on the weekend.
Whereas a spot within the play-offs is likely to be a stretch for John Coleman’s aspect, he will definitely be wanting up the desk and will likely be hoping his gamers can pull off one other shock in opposition to the Owls.
He’s conscious of the take a look at that comes with going through Wednesday however has warned that this Accrington aspect is totally different to the one which was overwhelmed 3-2 earlier this season.
“I watched Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday so we all know what to anticipate,” the Reds supervisor instructed the membership’s official YouTube channel.
“We misplaced 3-2 to them in November, it seems like an in depth sport however it wasn’t as shut because the end result suggests. They may see a unique Accrington Stanley tomorrow night time.
“We’re discovering a cushty feeling about the way in which we’re enjoying for the time being, the patterns of play are coming naturally which suggests the gamers are going to play higher.
“We’re wanting sturdy and we now have to try to carry it on into each sport, whatever the opposition. We’re moving into the correct course however we’re removed from the completed article.
“It’s all the time arduous to win away from residence, three wins [away all season] is a priority, however you possibly can’t moan about it and dwell on it.”
Accrington’s hopes of a fourth away win are broken by the absence of arguably their star gamers this season. Ross Sykes is suspended for the journey to South Yorkshire after selecting up his tenth yellow card of the season within the win in opposition to Crewe.
The centre-back has performed all-but three League One matches this season and scored two of his aspect’s 4 objectives in Saturday’s victory.
The referee’s determination to point out the 22-year-old a reserving significantly pissed off Coleman.
“It’s a harsh reserving however we received’t be solely group who’ve a harsh reserving,” he mentioned. “Nevertheless, the ramifications for that had been fairly harsh for us.
“However we now have to maneuver on, we now have gamers who can cope and are available and deputise as we now have proven prior to now.
“Ross and Notts [Michael Nottingham] have been superb, not simply them two however Mitch Clark has been a revelation at proper again within the final couple of months.”
Regardless of Sykes’ absence, will probably be a troublesome take a look at for Darren Moore’s aspect on Wednesday and is the form of match they need to win if they’re to realize their promotion aspirations.
A win by a margin of 4 or fewer would take the Owls fifth within the desk, degree on factors with Sunderland who’ve managed to attain significantly extra objectives this season.
Nevertheless, one other defeat would actually dent ambitions at Hillsborough and would increase Accrington’s very slim hopes of creating the play-offs, transferring them to inside six factors of Wednesday within the course of.