Owls: Sheffield Wednesday boss Megson after first win at Bournemouth

Favourite: Gary Megson tipped for Sheffield Wednesday job.
Favourite: Gary Megson tipped for Sheffield Wednesday job.

SHEFFIELD Wednesday boss Gary Megson is hoping for his first win in charge tonight as the Owls play away at Bournemouth - 18 days into his reign, writes digital editor Graham Walker.

Wednesday striker Gary Madine is expected to return for the Npower League One clash at Dean Court after being cup-tied against Birmingham on Saturday.

Jon Otsemobor (calf) and Lewis Buxton (hamstring) remain sidelined.

Bournemouth will have 17-year-old Jayden Stockley available after his recall from Dorchester Town to replace the injured Ben Williamson (ankle).

Rhoys Wiggins suffered cramp in Saturday’s clash with Huddersfield but will be fit while striker Michael Symes will play despite a facial injury.

Megson was appointed manager of Wednesday, his former club, on February 4. He replaced Alan Irvine who was relieved of his post the previous day

He has previously managed Norwich City, Blackpool, Stockport County, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Bolton Wanderers. His biggest successes so far came at West Bromwich Albion, where he won promotion to the Premier League in 2002 and again in 2004.

Meanwhile, a Championship relegation crunch match will see third-bottom Sheffield United away at second-bottom Scunthorpe tonight as the two teams fight for Championship survival.

Blades manager Micky Adams is still seeking a first win 10 games into his reign.

Barnsley face Leeds in the night’s big Yorkshire derby and Doncaster Rovers play at Norwich.

League Two leaders Chesterfield are away at Bradford.

All kick offs are at 7.45pm and you can follow the action live via PA’s Match Centre on The Star’s web site at thestar.co.uk - click the external link in the column on the right.