Sheffield Wednesday: Lucas Joao turns key man for Owls

Lucas Joao is on loan at Blackburn Rovers

Lucas Joao is on loan at Blackburn Rovers

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Wednesday will be hoping Lucas Joao can lead Blackburn Rovers to victory when they travel to promotion-chasing Fulham on Tuesday night.

The striker, who joined the Lancashire club on loan from the Owls at the end of January, is pushing for his first Rovers start after stepping up off the bench and grabbing a brace in Saturday’s draw with managerless Norwich City.

All three of Joao’s appearances in Blackburn colours have come as a substitute.

Despite securing a point at Carrow Road, Rovers slipped back into the relegation zone after Bristol City’s late triumph at Wigan Athletic.

Fulham edged closer to the Owls after an impressive 3-1 success at Newcastle United. Teenage full-back Ryan Sessegnon netted a brace and Tom Cairney was also on target as the Cottagers stretched their unbeaten league run to seven matches. Victory over Blackburn will see Fulham move above Wednesday into sixth.