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Title chasers Sheffield Wednesday survive winding-up order

| 13.08.2010

Sheffield Wednesday have secured their future – for the time being – having been given 28 days to settle their debts.

Wednesday asked for the adjournment of a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs, after stating that they’d made a “substantial payment” towards their debts.

The club had their wish granted, and they can now turn their attention back to on-field matters, where the Owls made a flying start to life in League One with a 2-0 win against Dagenham and Redbridge.

Clinton Morrison scored on his debut, and the former Crystal Palace and Coventry marksman is priced at 11/1 to be the division’s top scorer this season.

Alan Irvine’s side then claimed a 1-0 win over Bury in the first round of the Carling Cup, as they looked to gather momentum for their promotion charge.

The next challenge for Wednesday is an away trip to fellow promotion candidates Colchester, who began their season with a 2-2 draw at Exeter.

Wednesday are 6/4 to win at the Colchester Community Stadium, and a handsome margin of victory could see them go top of League One.

Priced at 7/4 to win, however, Colchester will also be confident of claiming three points.

The Us were clinical in their 3-0 dismissal of Hereford in the Carling Cup, and they are available at 28/1 to inflict a defeat of the same scoreline on their Yorkshire opponents.

Is the clash at the Colchester Community Stadium too close to call? The draw is 23/10. See the full Colchester vs Sheffield Wednesday Match Betting Odds market.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.