Sheffield Wednesday vs Luton preview
Last Updated: 05/01/19 9:06am
Sheffield Wednesday striker Sam Winnall could return to the starting line-up in the home FA Cup tie against Luton.
Winnall made just his second appearance of the season as a late substitute in the home draw against Birmingham on New Year's Day following a hamstring injury.
The Owls have appointed Steve Bruce as their new manager and although he will not officially start until February 1, assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence will be in the dug-out alongside caretaker-boss Lee Bullen. Agnew reported no new injuries at his first press conference, while Fernando Forestieri (hamstring), Kieran Lee (knee) and Gary Hooper (groin) are all recovering from injury.
Luton forward Harry Cornick is doubtful due to an ankle injury sustained in the goalless home draw against Barnsley on New Year's Day. Cornick took a heavy knock shortly after stepping off the bench and will be assessed by boss Nathan Jones.
Full-back Dan Potts is working his way back from a troublesome groin issue and goalkeeper Marek Stech (stomach) is also being monitored. Harry Isted will continue on the bench if Stech misses out again, while defender Glen Rea will be out long-term due to a serious knee injury.
This will be the first meeting between Sheffield Wednesday and Luton Town since February 2007, when the Hatters won 3-2 in a Championship encounter.
Luton are unbeaten in their last four away games against Sheffield Wednesday in all competitions, drawing two whilst winning each of the last two such matches.
At home in the FA Cup against sides ending in Town, Sheffield Wednesday have won each of their last 10 matches in the competition, netting 36 goals.
Luton have only progressed from one of their last six FA Cup third round matches, a 1-0 victory over Wolves back in January 2013.