Football - Helan sits out for Owls

Sheffield Wednesday will be without suspended on-loan midfielder Jeremy Helan for their third-round FA Cup tie against MK Dons.

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The Manchester City player was shown two yellow cards in the recent draw at Huddersfield, but the first one was wrongly recorded by referee Mick Russell as Michail Antonio and Helan was not sent off.

Wednesday's subsequent appeal against Antonio's booking was upheld by the FA and Helan now serves a one-game ban.

Manager Dave Jones, who hinted at several changes, could be tempted to rest David Prutton and Rhys McCabe and turn to a trio of midfielders with Jermaine Johnson, Paul Corry and Chris Lines all vying for recalls.

Stephen Bywater is also hoping to return in goal in place of Chris Kirkland and although striker Mamady Sidibe has been given permission to play by parent club Stoke, Chris Maguire is back in contention.

Defender Reda Johnson, who missed the New Year's Day defeat to Burnley, is doubtful due to a foot injury.

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