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Feet on the ground and focused

18 January 2016

The Owls climbed into the top six over the weekend after victory over Leeds but Carlos Carvalhal insists the only time league position counts for anything is in May.

With 19 games and 57 points left to battle for, there will be plenty of jockeying for position and movement across the division in that time.

The only focus as far as the head coach is concerned is Saturday’s trip to Reading.

“We will play next week in the same way and believe me when I say league position is not important at the moment,” he said. 

“As long as we are fighting in all the games to the three points, that is the most important and now we are focused on the next game.

“Like we did with Leeds, we will focus on how Reading play, how they can create damage to us, what the weak points they have and try to explore.

“In May, that is when it matters. I have seen teams in 3rd place who are now down and I’ve seen teams like us who were in 18th after seven games and now in the top six.”

Given the current run the Owls are enjoying, Carlos still feels there is plenty more to come from his side in this exciting Sky Bet Championship campaign.

An encouraging thought indeed, and he explained:

“What I know is, and I can say this because I can feel it, that in the second half of the season we will be more strong.

“Why? Because we feel full energy in our players.”

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