Connor Wickham

Midweek loan preview

by Ashley Houghton

Wickham hoping for start.

Connor Wickham will be looking to make his first start for Sheffield Wednesday as the Owls travel to Birmingham City tonight.

The England under-21 international played an hour as a substitute for Wednesday in their 2-2 draw with Derby County ten days ago.

The Owls are now unbeaten in five, a run that has seen them pull away from the Championship relegation zone.

Meanwhile, Ahmed Elmohamady’s Hull City host Blackburn Rovers as the Tigers look to close the gap on Championship leaders Cardiff City to five points.

Hull have won their last two but will be wary of a resurgent Rovers side who knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup with Budweiser on Saturday.

Billy Knott's Woking travel to Barrow in the Conference Premier, although the midfielder may not feature after limping out of the weekend defeat to Newport.