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Providing the answers

13 August 2015

Carlos looks ahead to Portman Road clash

Owls head coach Carlos Carvalhal says his side will face a completely different challenge this weekend when they travel to Ipswich.

Wednesday have made a superb start to the new campaign with back to back wins over Bristol City and Mansfield.

The Portman Road clash will be the Owls’ first away from home and Carvalhal says it’s important Wednesday go armed with the right answers this weekend.

He told “I will choose the 18 squad players that in my opinion will be the best to try and win the match.

“Our principles will remain the same. Playing against Bristol City at home will be very different from playing against Ipswich away but we need to keep our identity and principles that we’ve had since day one.

“We must provide the right answers to the questions that Ipswich ask and it will be very different from Bristol.

“That’s not saying one team is better than the other, it’s a different type of football, it’s a different game with different challenges and we must provide the answers.

“This is how it will be with every game we face this season.”

Ipswich had victory on the opening day snatched away from them at the last as Brentford recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Griffin Park – with both goals coming in second half stoppage time.

The Tractor Boys responded positively in midweek with a 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Stevenage on home soil.

In terms of selecting the side for the trip to Suffolk, Carvalhal added:

“We see what the players do in the previous matches, what they do in training and the opponent that we will play, looking at their strong points and weak points.

“After that, we will select our 11.

“Our identity will always be the same, home and away and this is important.

“Teams will ask us different questions all season but we can’t respond with the same answers, we need different answers for each game depending on the opponents.”

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