Sheff Wed v Ipswich preview
Last Updated: 05/03/18 4:36pm
Sheffield Wednesday defender Tom Lees could return to the starting line-up for the home game against Ipswich.
Centre-half Lees, sidelined since November due to a groin injury, stepped off the bench in Saturday's 4-0 defeat at Bristol City. Lees replaced Daniel Pudil, who was forced off at half-time with an ankle injury and remains doubtful, while Frederico Venancio and Lucas Joao will also be assessed after sustaining unspecified knocks at the weekend.
Joost van Aken, Sam Hutchinson, Keiren Westwood, Fernando Forestieri, Gary Hooper and Kieran Lee all remain sidelined.
Ipswich striker Joe Garner has shaken off a knock in time and will be included in the squad. Winger Mustapha Carayol, who was doubtful for Saturday's postponed game at Hull through illness, should also be included.
Defender Tristan Nydam is hoping to feature after recovering from recent illness, while boss Mick McCarthy has no new injury worries. Tom Adeyemi (hamstring), David McGoldrick (groin), goalkeeper Dean Gerken (hip), Emyr Huws and Andre Dozzell (both knee) remain long-term absentees.
Sheffield Wednesday are winless in eight home league matches against Ipswich (D5 L3), since a 2-0 win in April 2007.
The Tractor Boys are without a clean sheet in 11 league meetings with the Owls, since a 1-0 win at Hillsborough in February 2010.
Wednesday conceded just five goals in Jos Luhukay's first nine matches in charge in all competitions - since then, they have conceded 12 goals in four games.
Since losing 4-1 to Fulham, Ipswich have conceded four goals in their last eight league games.
The Owls haven't lost five consecutive matches in all competitions since a run of seven between November and December 2012.
Mick McCarthy has never lost an away match at Hillsborough in his managerial career (P8 W3 D5 L0).