December 22, 2012


Sheff Wed

2 - 0



15:00 +00:00, December 22, 2012

Hillsborough, England

Referee: G Sutton

Owls consider Johnson inclusion

Team Stat Comparison

Sheffield Wednesday Charlton Athletic
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 18 9
Points 58 65
Goal Difference -8 6
Goals for * 1.3 1.4
Goals against * 1.5 1.1
Last 5 W-L-D-D-L W-D-W-D-W
Last 5 home W-D-W-W-L W-W-W-W-L
Last 5 away L-D-L-W-D D-D-W-D-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Sheffield Wednesday | Charlton Athletic

Competition Stats

Sheffield Wednesday Charlton Athletic
Goals Michail Antonio 8 Johnnie Jackson 12
Assists Michail Antonio 9 Bradley Pritchard 11
Yellows Miguel Angel Llera 9 Johnnie Jackson 9
Reds Lewis Buxton 1 Michael Morrison 1
Squads: Sheffield Wednesday | Charlton Athletic

Next Matches

Sheffield Wednesday Charlton Athletic
4/18 A: AFC Bournemouth 4/18 H: Bolton Wanderers
4/21 H: Charlton Athletic 4/21 A: Sheffield Wednesday
4/26 H: Bolton Wanderers 4/26 H: Blackburn Rovers
5/3 A: Ipswich Town 4/29 H: Watford
5/3 A: Blackpool

Reda Johnson could make a return to the Sheffield Wednesday fold as they look to move out of the npower Championship relegation zone when they host Charlton.

The towering defender has been absent since mid-September with a long-term foot injury but played for over an hour in the development squad's clash with Derby on Tuesday.

While Owls boss Dave Jones concedes Johnson was understandably tired following his return from a lengthy spell out, he is hopeful the 24-year-old will be fit enough to make the squad.

Wednesday, who are looking to build on the crucial three points they accrued at fellow strugglers Barnsley last Saturday evening, will be without striker Jay Bothroyd, who is troubled by an ankle problem.

Jones expects the ex-Cardiff forward to return to training on Sunday in time for the Boxing Day clash with Bolton.

Gary Madine has declared himself fit despite being withdrawn due to a knee injury against Barnsley after a brutal challenge from Stephen Foster, which the Owls striker suggested was pre-meditated.

Defender Jose Semedo is missing, though, due to a cut on his knee which Jones insisted they would treat with caution.

Jermaine Johnson has been declared fit despite toiling with a hamstring strain in recent weeks while Nejc Pecnik has shaken off a knock.

Jones did, however, reveal he was dealing with an "off-field problem'' surrounding a mystery player which may force his hand when it comes to naming his XI.

Dale Stephens will be missing for Charlton.

The midfielder serves a one-match ban after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season at Bolton last weekend, so Bradley Pritchard is likely to be recalled.

Striker Ricardo Fuller is hoping to return over Christmas after a hamstring injury but the trip to Hillsborough may just come too soon.

Rhoys Wiggins remains on the sidelines with a foot injury and fellow full-back Cedric Evina is recovering from a knee operation.

Midfielder Andy Hughes is still some way from returning from an Achilles problem and young striker Ade Azeez has a hamstring injury.

The Addicks' seven-game unbeaten run came to an end with the 2-0 defeat at Bolton.