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PREVIEW: Sheffield Wednesday

7 August 2017

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The Spireites make the short trip to Hillsborough tomorrow night (7.45pm), to take on Sheffield Wednesday in the first round of the Carabao Cup, here is our match preview...............


Tickets are available to purchase online or at the Proact ticket office until 12pm tomorrow (Tuesday, August 8).

Supporters are also advised that tickets can be purchased on the night from 6.30pm onwards, at the cash turnstiles located in Hillsborough’s West Stand Upper.

The prices are as follows:

Adults: £15
Over 65s/U21: £10
Under-17s: £5

Spireites Team News

Manager Gary Caldwell has confirmed that Kristian Dennis will be available for the Spireites, after he suffered a dead leg in Saturday’s match with Grimsby Town.

Jordan Sinnott however, will miss the match due to a thigh injury, while Ian Evatt also misses the match, as he serves a one-match following his sending off late on in the Grimsby fixture.

The opposition

Head coach

Experienced Owls boss, Carlos Carvahal, took over the reins at Hillsborough in 2015 and has led Wednesday to the Sky Bet Championship playoffs during his two seasons with the club.

Prior to managing Wednesday, the Portuguese has managed in three different countries with clubs such as Sporting Club Lisbon (Portugal), Besiktas (Turkey) and Asteros Tripoli (Greece).

One to watch

Fernando Forestieri

Italian striker Fernando Forestieri, joined the Owls from Premier League side Watford in August 2015 and has scored 27 goals for the club during that time, he was also voted the club’s player of the season after his debut campaign.

Prior to playing in England, the 27-year-old has had spells at Italian clubs Siena, Vicenza, Empoli, Bari and Udinese, as well as Spanish side Malaga during his career.

Head to Head

The Spireites record with the Owls is as follows: -

• Chesterfield - 12 (wins)
• Draws - 10
• Sheffield Wednesday - 13 (wins)

Tomorrow’s match at Hillsborough will be the first time that the two clubs have met in the entirety of the competition.

From the dugout

Caldwell knows that the Spireites go into tomorrow’s fixture as underdogs, but he feels that his team can pull off an upset.

He said: “It’s a big challenge, it’s a big stadium and they are a good side with a massive squad and strength in depth. 

“We’ll have to be at our best to win and I believe we can win, the players believe that too!

"If we can continue Saturday’s form and wipe out the mistakes I’m sure we’ll cause them problems.”

Can't get to Hillsborough? Fear not you can still follow all the action from the game.

Across match day we'll have:

- Live commentary, exclusive to the internet, on iFollow.
- Minute-by-minute coverage for the club's Twitter page.
- Updates and images from the club's Facebook and Instagram feeds. 
- Stats and reaction across the night on the official site.

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