Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford line-ups: Vibe out, debut for Bees man, two changes for Owls

Brentford have handed a long-awaited debut to left-back Rico Henry in one of three changes for their trip to Sheffield Wednesday – but there is no Lasse Vibe.

Henry signed for the Bees from Walsall back in August but had a shoulder injury that has kept him out since mid-August.

The highly-rated 19-year-old replaces Tom Field, while his former Saddlers team-mate Romaine Sawyers is also back in the side, after four games on the substitutes’ bench.

John Egan returns to the heart of the defence, with Andreas Bjelland making way.

Vibe’s absence means the Bees start without a recognised striker, with Sawyers operating through the middle, flanked by Jota and Sergi Canos.

Justin Shaibu, a 19-year-old striker who made his Bees debut in the League Cup defeat at Exeter in August, gets his second chance in a matchday squad.

Sheffield Wednesday have made two changes to their line-up, both in the full-back positions.

Liam Palmer replaces Jack Hunt at right-back, while Adam Reach drops into left-back and Ross Wallace comes into midfield.

Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood; Palmer, Loovens, Sasso, Reach; Wallace, Hutchinson, Abdi, Bannan; Rhodes, Forestieri.
Subs: Wildsmith, Pudil, Semedo, Jones, MacManaman, Winnall, Fletcher.

Brentford: Bentley; Colin, Dean, Egan, Henry; McEachran, Yennaris, Woods; Jota, Sawyers, Canos.
Subs: Bonham, Clarke, Bjelland, Field, Kerschbaumer, Jozefzoon, Shaibu.