Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday preview
Last Updated: 29/12/17 12:00pm
Brentford hope to welcome back Ollie Watkins when Sheffield Wednesday visit Griffin Park.
Watkins missed the 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Boxing Day with a foot injury sustained in last week's victory at Norwich but is expected to be available to face the Owls. Club captain John Egan (head) and fellow defenders Josh Clarke (ankle) and Henrik Dalsgaard (heel) are doubts.
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Midfielder Alan Judge could be in line for a first-team return more than 20 months on from suffering a broken leg at Ipswich, having been an unused substitute against Villa.
Lee Bullen will remain in caretaker charge of the Owls. Bullen took the reins for the 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day after Carlos Carvalhal left his position on Christmas Eve.
Gary Hooper sustained a knock at the City Ground and could miss out after Almen Abdi impressed off the bench. Bullen will have to make do without the likes of Keiren Westwood, Jack Hunt, Tom Lees, Kieran Lee, Barry Bannan, George Boyd, Steven Fletcher and Fernando Forestieri.
The Bees have won one of their last 11 home matches against Wednesday in all competitions (D5 L5).
The Owls have lost just one of their last nine league matches against Brentford (W5 D3).
After losing four of their first seven Championship games of 2017/18, Brentford have lost just two of their 17 games in the competition since (W8 D7).
The Yorkshire side are looking to record back-to-back away victories in the Championship for the first time since April, when they won their final three away trips of 2016/17 (excl. play-offs).
Lasse Vibe has netted five goals in his last four Championship appearances, including the winning goal against Aston Villa last time out (2-1) - the Dane has failed to score in any of his first 11 matches this season.
Adam Reach has made six assists in the Championship this term, at least twice as many as any of his teammates (Gary Hooper has the next most with three).