Blackburn vs Sheffield Wednesday preview
Last Updated: 30/11/18 11:17am
Darragh Lenihan is a doubt as Blackburn look to avoid a third successive Sky Bet Championship defeat when they welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Ewood Park.
The defender missed the midweek loss at Wigan because of a badly bruised hip and is touch and go to return at the weekend to bolster a backline that shipped four at Preston and three against the Latics.
Boss Tony Mowbray does not expect to make wholesale changes in a bid to shake things up but admitted there are a "few knocks and niggles" in his squad. However, winger Elliott Bennett should return after serving a one-match suspension at the DW Stadium for collecting his fifth booking of the season at Preston.
Sheffield Wednesday ended a six-match winless streak by edging out lowly Bolton on Tuesday, when Steven Fletcher was substituted in the first half after feeling "dizzy". Fletcher, who continues to manage the knee issue which sidelined him last season, sat out the weekend defeat to Derby but it was another complaint that ended his night early against the Trotters.
Manager Jos Luhukay will assess the Scotland striker before Saturday but will definitely be without suspended defender Ash Baker, who picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Bolton. Sam Winnall (hamstring), Kieran Lee (knee) and Gary Hooper (groin) remain on the sidelines.
Blackburn have lost their last three league games against Sheffield Wednesday.
Sheffield Wednesday haven't won back to back away league games against Blackburn since the 1982-83 season.
Blackburn have lost back-to-back league games against Preston and Wigan; they last lost three on the bounce in April 2017, a season in which they were relegated from the Championship.
Sheffield Wednesday ended a run of six league games without victory (D1 L5) with a 1-0 win against Bolton last time out; they're looking to win consecutive games for the first time since September (three straight wins).
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray has lost just one of his five home managerial games against Sheffield Wednesday (W2 D2), a 0-1 defeat as West Brom manager in April 2007.
Sheffield Wednesday have scored more goals from outside the box (nine) than any other side in this season's Championship; Adam Reach has scored (four) or assisted (two) six of those nine.
David Prutton predicts: 1-0 (7/1 with Sky Bet)