November 27, 2012
O'Grady boost for under-fire Jones
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.3||1.9|
|Goals against *||1.5||1.3|
|Last 5 home||W-D-W-W-L||W-L-W-D-D|
|Last 5 away||L-D-L-W-D||L-L-W-L-L|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Sheffield Wednesday | Watford|
|3/12||A: Wigan Athletic||3/11||A: Doncaster Rovers|
|3/15||H: Birmingham City||3/15||H: Barnsley|
|3/18||H: Queens Park Rangers||3/22||A: Wigan Athletic|
|3/22||A: Doncaster Rovers||3/25||H: Blackburn Rovers|
|3/25||H: Brighton & Hove Albion||3/29||A: Sheffield Wednesday|
Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones could be boosted by the return of Chris O'Grady when they play host to Watford.
The Owls striker has not featured since the defeat at Middlesbrough earlier this month after picking up a foot injury.
But the 26-year-old resumed full training on Monday and faces a late fitness test for inclusion in Jones' 18-man squad.
Midfielder Chris Lines is pushing for a starting place after returning to the bench against Nottingham Forest recently.
Lines, who was sidelined for three months with a groin injury, was again among the substitutes for Saturday's defeat to Leicester but could be restored to the first XI.
There is still a sickness bug circulating in the Wednesday squad and Jones is waiting on one or two unnamed players before naming his squad to face the Hornets.
Watford's injury problems show no sign of easing but Jonathan Hogg does return from suspension.
Midfielder Ikechi Anya scored the opener in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Blackpool but was later forced off with a hamstring injury and duly misses out.
He joins fellow midfielders Almen Abdi (shoulder) and John Eustace (back) as well as defenders Lloyd Doyley (calf) and Nyron Nosworthy (hamstring), who were already on the sidelines.
Back-up goalkeeper Jonathan Bond picked up a knock in the warm-up at Bloomfield Road and, despite still managing to make the bench, is a doubt for the trip to Hillsborough.
Neuton (ankle) and Prince Buaben (hamstring) have both returned to full training but are not yet ready.
Meanwhile, midfielder Hogg missed the draw against Blackpool as he served a one-match ban but is available again to boost manager Gianfranco Zola's options. Defender Fitz Hall made his comeback from a hamstring injury to start against the Seasiders at the weekend.