Sheffield Wednesday head into Saturday’s contest at Hillsborough aiming to rebound from a setback last weekend and climb closer to safety in the Championship after their recent improvement under Danny Rohl’s
management.In late November after 17 Championship games on their return to England’s second tier, the South Yorkshire outfit sat in a concerning position in the fight for
survival, as they were rooted to the foot of the table on just six points having managed a single victory while suffering 13 defeats.The Owls were able to reverse their fortunes late last year, though, adding four victories and 13
points to their tally in the next eight attempts before the turn of the year, culminating in a 1-0 victory away at Preston North End before picking up where they left off with a 3-1 triumph over Hull City on New Year’s Day, thanks to
goals from Marvin Johnson, Djeidi Gassama and Josh Windass, before thrashing Cardiff City 4-0 in the FA Cup third round with Windass again on the scoresheet alongside Liam Palmer and Mallik Wilks and a Romaine Sawyers own goal.Aiming to build on their impressive upturn
and jump out of the bottom three, Rohl’s side most recently faced a tough trip to promotion-chasing Southampton on Saturday, but their momentum was halted by a 4-0 thrashing, as Che Adams put their hosts ahead in the first
half before Adam Armstrong, Ryan Fraser and Sekou Mara widened the gap at St Mary’s.While Sheffield Wednesday were somewhat let off by sides around them also failing to triumph at the
weekend, they do now sit four points adrift of safety and will be keen to regain ground on Huddersfield Town in the fight for survival but face another unenviable test against another of the division’s form teams.
Coventry City return to action at the weekend in fine form, having put an eye-catching run together to bounce back from a difficult start and climb into the Championship playoff places.
A defeat to Ipswich Town in early December left Mark Robins’s side on 22 points from 19 league outings, and they have since gone unbeaten and added 18 points to that tally in the last eight attempts, recording five victories along the way.