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The best is yet to come

12 September 2016

A major positive for Carlos Carvalhal last time out was the impact of his substitutes.

Gary Hooper, Adam Reach and Will Buckley all made a positive contribution in the turnaround against Wigan that resulted in a 2-1 victory.

Two minutes after Hooper’s introduction, the Owls went ahead through Fernando Forestieri before Reach and Buckley’s arrival further strengthened the team. 

“We are now beginning to see the best of Gary Hooper which is good for us,” Carlos said.

“As a coach, you are very happy when a player comes on for 30 minutes and effects the game, then when another goes on with 15 minutes and eight minutes and has an influence.

“It means we are all in the same boat pushing in the right direction.”

He continued: “We have players that I am sure will do better with time, Buckley is a good example, same as Almen Abdi and David Jones also.

“We believe they will be very important players for us during the season.

“We believe that when some of our players know better the team, know better our way, know better the players, the club, they will get better and better.

“This is normal in football but the signals Hooper gave in the Wigan game, and not just Hooper but Buckley and Reach too, was very positive.

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