Date: 2nd May 2008 at 1:27pm
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Wednesday must win to be sure of safety, but the City players are also playing for their futures.

Vital Quotes:

City boss Glenn Roeder expressed his frustration that the season ends now

‘In the 30 games since I’ve been here, had the season started then, hypothetically, we would be sixth in the table.

‘From that point of view I wish there was another 16 games to go.’
(BBC Sport)

Rusty explaining he will do whatever it takes to give Dion a goal in his last game

‘I think if I was on the goal line and could score, I would pull the ball back and let him tap it in. He has had such a great career and it would be a great accolade for him, it would be the final icing on the cake.

“From my point of view I would love to see him score.

“The gaffer has said we will be respectful, it is not a case of going there and relaxing. We are not playing to be safe but we have the big guy, the Big D, and I am quite sure he would want to finish his career with a win and scoring as well.

On-loan Kieron Gibbs says he would come back if required

I have to wait and see what they [Arsenal] want to do with me. If they want me to go on loan again I am happy to do so and then we can see from there. (Pinkun)

Wednesday’s West Brom loanee striker Bartosz Slusarski

‘Now we have our very important game against Norwich. Of course we must do everything to win it. No matter who scores, it is important that we win – hopefully, I can score as well.’(official website)

Wednesday’s Sunderland loanee Graham Kavanagh

Norwich have been playing with pressure, like ourselves, but now they are safe they might play with a more cavalier approach.

So we need to be focused, and above all, we cannot concede an early goal.’
(Official website)

Sheffield Wednesday Team News:

Wednesday may field the three strikers who saw off Leicester at the Walkers Stadium last Saturday. (Ben Sahar, Bartosz Slusarski and Dion Burton.)

Graham Kavanagh and Sean McAllister may return from injury to participate, but Burton O’Brien and Lee Bullen will not play.

Player to watch: Bartosz Slusarski

The Pole took his goal well against Leicester and will be looking to do the same on Saturday.

Norwich City Team News:

Norwich have lost Kieron Gibbs to Arsenal after his loan spell ended.

Darel Russell, Lee Croft and Luke Chadwick will fight for Gibb’s spot.

Player to watch: Dion Dublin

Dion will want to sign off in style, so expect fireworks!

Match Facts & Stats

This season:-

Norwich 0 Wednesday 1

Match Prediction:

Home win.

I think Wednesday will want this match more, but there will surely be a few goals in this one.

Next Fixtures:

End of season.