Date: 15th April 2017 at 9:54pm
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Vital QPR assesses this Easter Monday’s opponents – Sheffield Wednesday.

THE LATEST

Sheffield Wednesday are probably one of the few teams on a par with pre-season expectations in a typically unpredictable Championship campaign.

With Fulham breathing down the necks of three of the playoff teams the Owls have hit form at the right time in the campaign. Four wins in February was tempered by a solitary win in March – albeit a thumping one over Norwich City (5-1) – but coming into April Carlos Carvalhal’s side have come into their own.

Three wins from four, including a home with over Newcastle United, has helped keep Fulham at bay for now but the Whites will be looking for a favour from neighbours Rangers to stifle the Owls and give them a path into the top six.

With Rangers fielding eleven deckchairs on Good Friday in defeat at Bristol City they will have it all to do to secure their safety and deal a hammer blow to Sheffield Wednesday on Easter Monday.

FACTS & FIGURES

Founded: 1867 as The Wednesday

Nickname: The Owls

Ground: Hillsborough – 39732

Manager: Carlos Carvalhal

HONOURS & RECORDS

HONOURS

First Tier

First Division – Winners: 1902-03, 1903-04, 1928-29, 1929-30

Second Tier

Second Division – Winners: 1899-1900, 1925-26, 1951-52, 1955-56, 1958-59

Cups

FA Cup – Winners: 1896, 1907, 1935

FA Charity Shield – Winners: 1935

League Cup – Winners: 1991

RECORDS

Record Attendance: 72841 v Manchester City (FA Cup, February 1934)

Record league victory: 9-1 v Birmingham City (First Division, December 1930)

Record league defeat 0-10 v Aston Villa (First Division, October 1912)

Record Buy: £5,000,000 – Adam Reach from Middlesbrough (September 2016)

Record Sale: £3,000,000 – Chris Brunt to West Bromwich Albion (August 2007)

Record Appearances: Andrew Wilson – 560 (1900-1920)

Record Goals: Andrew Wilson – 217 (1900-1920)

THIS SEASON – STATS

GOALS: Fernando Forestieri – 12, Steven Fletcher – 9, Ross Wallace – 5, Gary Hooper – 5.

YELLOW: Sam Hutchinson – 9, Ross Wallace – 7, Barry Bannan – 7, Adam Reach – 6.

RED: Sam Hutchinson – 2, Steven Fletcher – 1, David Jones – 1, Fernando Forestieri – 1.

SQUAD LIST

1 – Keiren Westwood
2 – Joe Wildsmith
3 – David Jones
5 – Kieran Lee
6 – Steven Fletcher
7 – Almen Abdi
9 – Adam Reach
10 – Callum McManaman (on loan from West Bromwich Albion)
11 – Sam Winnall
12 – Glenn Loovens
14 – Gary Hooper
15 – Tom Lees
16 – Liam Palmer
17 – Jordan Rhodes (on loan from Middlesbrough)
21 – Marco Matias
23 – Sam Hutchinson
24 – José Semedo
25 – Cameron Dawson
26 – Urby Emanuelson
32 – Jack Hunt
33 – Ross Wallace
36 – Daniel Pudil
38 – Will Buckley (on loan from Sunderland)
39 – Vincent Sasso
41 – Barry Bannan
43 – Morgan Fox
44 – Atdhe Nuhiu
45 – Fernando Forestieri

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