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📝 Match Preview: Sheffield Wednesday

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's FA Cup clash

8 January 2021

Exeter City are gearing up for Saturday's Emirates FA Cup Third Round clash with Sheffield Wednesday as they take to the pitch for the first time since Boxing Day.

Having seen away matches at Newport County and Barrow due to pitch issues, this will be the Grecians' first match since drawing 1-1 with Forest Green, and they have the opportunity to gain a cup scalp against Championship opposition. 

Wednesday were last in action last Friday night when they beat Derby County 1-0 at Hillsborough. 

MANAGER'S THOUGHTS

With the Owls currently experience an outbreak of Covid-19 amongst their squad, it is likely they will be calling upon several youngsters to fill the rank for their trip to Devon, and the gaffer says this means the Championship outfit may be an unknown quanity.

"I have no idea what we're going to get from them on Saturday, but I need a clear indication what I expect from my players and that is an aggressive style of play.

"We can only focus on ourselves, and that's what I've said to my players. They'll still be very good players though!"

Hear more from Matt as he prepares for Saturday's game 👇

HOW TO WATCH

The match will be shown live exclusively on BT Sport Extra 5. Commentary only is available on iFollow.

To access BT Sport Extra viewers simply press the red button on their remote (on the Sky Digital Satellite Platform) or switch to BT Sport Extra on channel 527 (on BT TV). BT Sport Extra is included automatically within viewers' existing BT Sport pack, and as of September 25, is also available on Virgin Media.

MATCHDAY COVERAGE

As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor and a player as they reflect on the result.

Exeter City on social media

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY'S LAST MATCH

Sheffield Wednesday 1 Derby County 0 | 1 January 2021 | Sky Bet Championship

Scotland international Callum Paterson scored the only goal as they beat Wayne Rooney's Derby County, just three days after the sacking of their manager Tony Pulis.


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