Date:Friday February 1 2013
Albion travel up to Yorkshire aiming to remain unbeaten in the league in 2013 as they take on a revitalised Wednesday side.
An entertaining cup tie against Arsenal last weekend saw the Gunners emerge narrow 3-2 winners, but there were encouraging signs for the Seagulls - in particular Leonardo Ulloa's debut - as they look to take a step forward in their play-off push.
Dave Jones' Owls have taken positive strides themselves in recent weeks, as a run of 5 wins, 2 draws and a single defeat from their last 8 league outings has seen them pull clear of the relegation zone. Goals have been at a premium in recent home ties, however - as they aim to transfer their impressive away form onto home territory.
First team coach Charlie Oatway told seagulls.co.uk, "The boys will have to be up for a tough game against Sheffield Wednesday because they have some big boys up there. They are also a massive club with massive support so it will be a difficult place for us to go.
"They, like many clubs that get promoted, have had ups and downs but that's always the way. Sometimes you have to find your feet in the division above. It will be a tough game but hopefully we will have another good set of supporters making the trip like the other away games."
On-loan Leroy Lita, scorer of their winning goal at Charlton, is in line to make his home debut, along with midfielder Danny Pugh.
Jeremy Helan, another loanee, could feature after the attacking leftie re-signed from Man City after a successful loan spell earlier in the season.
A powerful and pacey wideman, Antonio has proven a bright spark throughout Wednesday's rocky Championship return to date. Instrumental in the Owls' late surge to promotion last season, the direct speedster is a favourite at Hillsborough and has notched 5 goals so far from the wing.
Matt Upson is likely to slot in at centre-back following his late arrival on loan from Stoke - as captain Gordon Greer faces 3 weeks on the sidelines.
Argentinian target man Leonardo Ulloa is set to make his league debut after he marked his first Amex appearance with a fine headed goal in the FA Cup.
Right-back Bruno and influential winger Will Buckley look set to return from injury as Gus faces some major decisions in selecting his 18-man squad.
The newly signed target man lead the line admirably during Albion's narrow FA Cup defeat to Arsenal, displaying the sort of strength and hold-up play that's been missing in attack for quite some time. He'll be looking to build on his debut goal and hit the ground running in the league.
Albion were comprehensive winners in the reverse fixture, producing a passing masterclass to overcome the newly-promoted Owls with a 3-0 scoreline.
The last fixture at Hillsborough saw newly-relegated Wednesday edge out the Seagulls 1-0 in the division below in 2010, courtesy of a strike from Giles Coke.
Date:Friday February 1 2013
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