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Sheffield Wednesday are to keep their hopes of a return to the championship alive then they must overturn a one-goal deficit.
The Owls finished in fourth place in League One after picking up 85 points from their 46 games, and as a result of their finishing position, they earned themselves home advantage for the second leg.
That could prove particularly crucial for Wednesday, who ended the season with the best home record in the third tier, with their 23 league games at Hillsborough yielding 16 victories.
They also finished the campaign with the best defensive record on home turf after conceding just 18 goals, while Sunderland were the only team to score more home goals than the Owls in League One.
With a win required for Darren Moore‘s side on Monday, the hosts can take confidence from the fact they have won their last four matches at Hillsborough
Sheffield Wednesday could be without the services of Ciaran Brennan and Dominic Iorfa despite the pair making progress in their recoveries from injury.
Harlee Dean returned from injury to start in the first leg and the 30-year-old is expected to keep his place in the back three alongside Jordan Storey and Sam Hutchinson.
Despite losing the first leg, Moore could name an unchanged lineup, which would ensure that Saido Berahino and Lee Gregory continue to operate in the frontline.
As for the visitors, Carl Winchester is expected to miss out due an injury issue, while Nathan Broadhead remains a doubt after missing the first leg.
Callum Doyle is set to be on the bench once again after returning from injury to feature in the matchday squad on Friday.
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Like their hosts, Sunderland could name an unchanged lineup, with Stewart set to continue in the frontline and the forward will be aiming to add to the four goals he has already scored agains the Owls this season.
Sheffield Wednesday possible starting lineup:
Peacock-Farrell; Storey, Dean, Hutchinson; Palmer, Byers, Bannan, Luongo, Johnson; Berahino, Gregory
Sunderland possible starting lineup:
Patterson; Wright, Batth, Cirkin; Gooch, Evans, O’Nien, Clarke; Roberts, Pritchard; Stewart