Our prediction for this League 1 match:
High-flying Sheffield Wednesday will look to extend their winning run to five games when they take on Fleetwood Town on Matchday 28. The Owls look unstoppable at the moment, but Ipswich Town are still breathing down their neck. Both Reece James and George Byers suffered injuries in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Wycombe, and, no doubt, the duo will be sorely missed in Saturday’s clash.
The Cod Army, on the other hand, suffered three defeats in the previous four league fixtures, with the team dropping down the standings week by week. Fleetwood have been producing fine displays on the road this term, but seeing that Sheffield Wednesday have turned Hillsborough into a real fortress, home win should definitely be considered. Speaking of the visiting team, Ellis Harrison could make his Fleetwood debut this weekend after he was omitted in the last league match.
Highlighted Player (Josh Windass):
Born in Hull, England on January 9, 1994, John Windass is a professional footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic. Windass is a product of Huddersfield Town youth academy, but he did not play for the Terriers at senior level.
The 175-cm-tall midfielder began his senior career at Accrington Stanley and after scoring 22 goals in 77 appearances in the league for the club, he moved to Glasgow Rangers in the summer of 2016. Two years later Josh Windass joined Wigan Athletic and he has been playing for the DW Stadium outfit ever since. He scored his first Championship goal on September 18, 2018 in a 2-1 win over Hull City.
His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as both central midfielder and second striker as well. It has to be noted that Josh is the son of former footballer Dean Windass, who played for the likes of Hull City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Bradford City during his professional career.
Highlighted Team (Fleetwood):
Known for their attacking style of play, Fleetwood Town are a professional football club based in Fletwood, Lancashire. The Fishermen play their home matches at Highbury Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 5,327 (2,672 seated), with the team wearing red and white shirts in home matches.
On the other hand, Fleetwood footballers are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels. The original club was founded back in 1908 under the name of Fleetwood FC and 69 years later they were re-established as Fleetwood Town F.C. In 1998 the club was renamed to Fleetwood Wanderers after the second reformation.
Legendary England footballer Joey Barton is considered one of the club’s most notable coaches. Barton, who was known for his incidents on the field, has been in charge since June 2, 2018. Neighbouring club Blackpool are regarded as one of Fleetwood’s main rivals. The Fishermen have built up rivalries with Morecambe and Preston North End as well.