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Sheffield Wednesday Vs Crystal Palace, Sun 2 May 2010

Miller to boost Owls (©PAphotos)
Miller to boost Owls (©PAphotos).

Sheffield Wednesday could be boosted by the return of Tommy Miller for Sunday's relegation decider against Crystal Palace.

Owls manager Alan Irvine has no new injury or suspension problems and expects to have several options available for a game his side must win to escape relegation.

Defender Lewis Buxton, an unused substitute last week, is pushing for a return to the starting line-up after a hamstring strain, while midfielder Miller has been sidelined for the last six games with a calf problem.

Winger Jermaine Johnson is hoping to start despite a recent hamstring problem, with Luke Varney expected to partner Marcus Tudgay up front, but Irvine has both Leon Clarke and Francis Jeffers at his disposal.

Palace, one place and two points above the Owls, require only a point from the game to ensure their own survival.

Crystal Palace will be without key midfielder Neil Danns.

Danns, who has scored nine goals this season, was sent off for aiming a headbutt at Graham Dorrans during Monday night's 1-1 draw against West Brom and has been hit with a three-match ban.

Left-back Lee Hills is also missing as he begins his rehabilitation on the cruciate injury he suffered at Derby a fortnight ago.

Centre-half Claude Davis was fit enough to be on the bench against Albion after shaking off a knee injury and he could come in for veteran Matt Lawrence at the back.

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Topics:
Lee Hills
Leon Clarke
West Bromwich Albion
Sheffield Wednesday
Football
Tommy Miller
Graham Dorrans
Championship
Jermaine Johnson
Lewis Buxton
Neil Danns
Derby County
Francis Jeffers
Luke Varney
Claude Davis
Crystal Palace
Marcus Tudgay

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