With video - Wednesday look safe and will pose Albion a tough test

Albion are at Wednesday tonight

Albion are at Wednesday tonight

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Stuart Gray has taken Sheffield Wednesday to safety since December – and they will pose a threat to Albion tonight.

Gray has presided over 12 wins and five draws in 25 games since taking over an Owls side who looked to be in serious relegation danger earlier this term.

They brushed aside ten-man QPR here at Hillsborough a week ago (see video) after Richard Dunne was sent-off for his challenge on the goalbound Leon Best.

Best will partner Benik Afobe up front in a 4-4-2 set-up tonight.

Four-goal attack-minded midfielder Caolan Lavery (hamstring) is doubtful.

Chris Maguire, who plays down the left, is the Owls’ top league scorer of their current squad with six.

Wednesday have beaten Middlesbrough (controversially 1-0), Birmingham (comfortably 4-1) and QPR in their three games here since their depressing FA Cup defeat by Charlton.

They lost 1-0 at Doncaster on Saturday but Gray said: “I couldn’t fault the effort or commitment of the players.

“But I felt it was one of those games when the team who got the lead would go on to win and so it proved.”


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