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Wolves vs Sheffield Wednesday: Inside track on the Owls

By Luke Hatfield | Wolves | Published:

Wolves take on Sheffield Wednesday this weekend having got the Championship title all wrapped up.

Wolves got the better of Wednesday earlier on this season (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

But with Nuno targeting 100 points, we spoke with Chris Holt of the Sheffield Star to get a better look at the team vying on stopping Wolves hit their mark before the final game of the season.

Wolves obviously got the better of Wednesday in December in a tight encounter, do you expect a change in tact from that game from the Owls?

Back then, that was actually a surprisingly close encounter as Wednesday had been in poor form.

A lot has changed since then, but I would expect a similar type of performance.

There's obviously little to play for now between both sides, with Wolves already Champions and Wednesday safe from the drop - could this translate onto the pitch?

Having spoken to a few players this week, the team seem really up for this one.

There's a sense that they have wasted this season with everything that's gone on and the various disappointments and it feels as though they see this one as a way of proving they are still a force in this division.

If Wolves are in party mode, Wednesday could well take advantage.

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Jos Luhukay has obviously taken over from Carlos Carvalhal, what kind of management style has he brought, is there a notable difference to the play under the now-Swansea boss?

Luhukay is very different to Carvalhal.

He doesn't give much away and in terms of style it's difficult to know exactly what he's like as he has been hampered by the loss of some very important players for most of his time here.

At first he was very defensive, but particularly since Fernando Forestieri came back, that focus has changed.

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What players should Wolves fans be fearful of this weekend, if any?

Fernando Forestieri has been excellent since he came back, as has Barry Bannan.

If those two get on the ball enough then you always get the feeling something will happen.

Lucas Joao, too, has pace and can be a threat, while Atdhe Nuhiu, if he plays, is always going to make things difficult for defenders.

Steven Fletcher is a player Wolves fans will remember from his spell at Molineux, how has he got on this season? It seems like he's struggled with injury.

Fletcher has been a big miss this season.

He hasn't played since the early part of the campaign and at that point had forged a good partnership with Gary Hooper.

Injuries have been a big problem

How do you expect Wednesday to face up against the champions? Do you think they'll try and frustrate Wolves?

I think they might keep it tight early on as has been the case in recent games and then try to open up a bit in the second half.

They have become quite solid at the back and that brings confidence through the team as games go on.

What do you make of Wolves' Premier League credentials, judging by what you've seen, do you think they'll do well in the Premier League?

From what I've seen they're a ready-made Premier League team already.

It will be interesting to see the level of player they go for in the summer and if they get that right I would be certain they can very easily finish in the top half

Your match prediction?

With Wednesday well up for this one I think they can manage to get a point. 1-1.

You can follow Chris on Twitter by searching for @HoltChris.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield
Digital Sports Journalist - @LHatfield_Star

Sports Journalist with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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