Connor Wickham

Weekend loan preview

by Ashley Houghton

Loan rangers set for action.

Connor Wickham’s Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to extend their Championship unbeaten run to eight games.

It’ll be a tough ask for the Owls as they entertain Billy Davies’ revitalised Nottingham Forest in Saturday’s late kick-off live on Sky Sports.

Ahmed Elmohamady’s Hull City will be looking to bounce back from their heavy defeat at Bolton Wanderers last time out as they entertain Birmingham City at the KC Stadium.

The Tigers lost 4-1 in Lancashire and will be keen to get their promotion bid back on track.

Elsewhere, Ji Dong-Won’s Augsburg will look to continue their recent run of form as they battle for survival in the German Bundesliga.

Ji scored for Augsburg as they beat relegation rivals Hoffenheim last Saturday, moving out of the relegation places.

Meanwhile, Adam Reed’s Portsmouth travel to Crewe Alexandra still searching for their first win in 23 competitive games and Johnny Maddison will hope to feature for Crawley as they travel to Bury.

In Non-League, Jordan Pickford’s Alfreton Town face a tough test at promotion-chasing Wrexham, whilst Billy Knott remains doubtful for Woking who host Lincoln City.