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Sheffield Wednesday (13) v Watford (12)

Midfielder Sam Hutchinson, on loan at Sheffield Wednesday from Chelsea, was forced out of the action due to a knee problem during the midweek win against Brighton and remains doubtful.

Manager Stuart Gray has no new injury or suspension worries, with defender Oguchi Onyewu overcoming a virus to play the full 90 minutes on Tuesday night and striker Caolan Lavery expected to recover from a hamstring strain that kept him out.

Former Manchester City and Liverpool winger Albert Riera is in line to make his Watford debut after joining until the end of the season.

Fernando Forestieri has missed the last three games with a toe injury and is a doubt again, while Park Chu-young (thigh) and Fitz Hall (Achilles) are also expected to miss out.

Last season: Watford 2 Sheff Wed 1, Sheff Wed 1 Watford 4

Last five league matches: Sheff Wed L W W L W; Watford W L W L D

Top scorers (all competitions): Chris Maguire (Sheff Wed) 9; Troy Deeney (Watford) 18

Match odds: H 13-10 A 13-8 D 11-5

Referee: Mark Heywood (Cheshire)

On This Day in Sport:

1890: Blackburn’s William Townley became the first man to score a hat-trick in an FA Cup final as Rovers trounced Sheffield Wednesday 6-1.

1980: Three-time world champion Nelson Piquet won his first Formula One grand prix, in the United States at Long Beach.

1981: The first London Marathon was staged. Britain’s Joyce Smith won the women’s race while the men’s title was shared by American Dick Beardsley and Norwegian Inge Simonsen, who crossed the line hand in hand.

1988: Lloyd Honeyghan became the first British boxer since Ted ‘Kid’ Lewis in 1917 to regain a world title, beating Jorge Vaca of Mexico with a knockout in the third round of their WBC welterweight bout at Wembley.

2000: The Football Association dished out record £150,000 fines to Leeds and Tottenham for misconduct in their Premier League clash in February.

2001: Sprinter John Skeete was banned for two years by UK Athletics after failing a drug test, even though the governing body accepted he was ‘’morally innocent’’. Skeete’s dietary supplement had been tampered with.

2008: Derby were relegated from thePremier League with a record low total of 11 points following just one win, eight draws and 29 defeats in the 2007-08 season.

2011: Ricky Ponting resigned as captain of Australia’s Test and one-day teams.

2011: Stuart Lancaster was appointed head coach of England’s rugby union team.