Owls travel to Swansea for dramatic FA Cup rematch

Sheffield Wednesday travel to former manager Carlos Carvalhal’s new home Swansea for their FA Cup fifth-round replay tomorrow night.

Carvalhal was sacked by the Owls on Christmas Eve last year, and was replaced by Dutch manager Jos Luhukay.

In his first return to Hillsborough last weekend the two sides drew 0-0, with Wednesday second-choice goalkeeper Cameron Dawson producing one of the saves of the season.

Both sides lost and conceded four goals this weekend, and this cup replay is an unwelcome distraction from more pressing league matters, with Swansea in the Premier League relegation zone, and Wednesday within touching distance of the Championship relegation zone.

Swansea smashed Notts County 8-1 in their last FA Cup replay in the fourth round, and will go into the game as favourites. But Luhukay’s new, disciplined, five-at-the-back approach will be a tougher test.

Liam Palmer and Almen Abdi will also return to the Wednesday side from injury, but still Luhukay has only 13 first-team players to choose from, due to the extensive injury crisis at the club.

The tie has been selected for TV coverage on BBC One, and will take place at The Liberty Stadium on Tuesday 27 February, with kick-off now at 8.05pm.