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Match Preview – Sheff Wed vs Rotherham

Last Updated: 07/12/18 12:19pm

 Fernando Forestieri has suffered another injury blow

 Fernando Forestieri has suffered another injury blow

Fernando Forestieri has suffered another injury blow

Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri will miss the home game against Rotherham after being ruled out for six weeks.

The 28-year-old tore his hamstring after stepping off the bench in last week’s defeat at Blackburn and scans have revealed the full extent of the damage.

Fellow striker Steven Fletcher will be assessed. The Scot, replaced at half-time against Blackburn, recently complained of dizziness and is also managing a knee problem. Defender Ash Baker is back in contention after serving a one-game ban, but Sam Winnall (hamstring), Kieran Lee (knee) and Gary Hooper (groin) are still out.

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Rotherham boss Paul Warne will assess four players who have been nursing knocks this weeks. Defender Clark Robertson, midfielders Joe Newell and Matty Palmer, plus forward Kyle Vassell have all missed training, but Warne is hoping at least two could feature.

Defender Sean Raggett is edging closer to his return following ankle surgery but is not yet ready. Midfielder Darren Potter remains another long-term absentee as he is recovering from an ankle injury.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship clash between Blackburn and Sheffield Wednesday.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship clash between Blackburn and Sheffield Wednesday.

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Sheffield Wednesday have won four of their last five league meetings with Rotherham (L1).

Rotherham have won four of their last six away league matches at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday (D1 L1), losing last time out in December 2016.

Sheffield Wednesday have won just one of their last eight Championship games (W1 D1 L6).

Rotherham are winless in their last 11 away league games, since a 1-0 victory against Gillingham in April in League One (D3 L8).

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship clash between Norwich and Rotherham.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship clash between Norwich and Rotherham.

Adam Reach has scored four of Sheffield Wednesday’s last six league goals at Hillsborough.

63% of Rotherham’s league goals this season have come via set-pieces (12/19), a league-high rate.

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