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Sheffield Wednesday Vs Swansea City, Sat 19 Dec 2009

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Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Sean McAuley is expected to make changes to the starting line-up for the home game with Swansea.

McAuley, placed in temporary charge following Brian Laws' departure on Sunday, has no new injury or suspension problems, but will want put his stamp on a side that has not won any of their last nine league matches.

On-loan Cardiff striker Warren Feeney will be hoping to feature more prominently and midfielder Tom Soares, on loan from Stoke, will be eyeing his first start.

Luke Varney's loan spell finishes at the end of the year and he will be keen to impress, while midfielder Michael Gray, among the substitutes for the Owls' last two matches, is another experienced campaigner McAuley could turn to.

Swansea pair Tom Butler and Stephen Dobbie will both return to contention.

Midfielder Butler has missed the last two games due to a knee injury, while striker Dobbie (ankle) proved his fitness by coming through 90 minutes with the reserves unscathed in midweek.

Swans manager Paulo Sousa is still without Mark Gower and skipper Garry Monk, although the latter has returned to full training and aims to return on Boxing Day.

Midfielder Gower has been sidelined since the end of October with a hamstring injury, while Monk has spent a similar spell in the treatment room with a calf problem.

Sousa has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side look to bounce back from last week's home defeat to Nottingham Forest.

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Sheffield Wednesday
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Warren Feeney
Nottingham Forest
Tom Soares
Luke Varney
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Swansea City
Michael Gray

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