Carlos: We need more from some players

Carlos Carvalhal is looking for an improvement in performance from some players as we prepare for a tough trip to Fulham on Saturday.

Two successive defeats has seen Wednesday drop back to 10th place but we are only two points from the play-off positions, as are Fulham.

Carvalhal said three or four players, including Fernando Forestieri, have been under performing but the head coach said today: “I believe we will get an upgrade from these players and the signals have been very good in training this week.”

Regarding Forestieri, Carvalhal said: “These two weeks – but especially this last week – he is back very, very strong, very powerful with a fantastic attitude.

“I am sure that if he expresses on Saturday what he has been doing during these two weeks, we will be with a better Fernando again.
“I am very happy about that. All of us are waiting for the best from Fernando and, in reality, he is back 100 per cent.”
Referring to some other players who have not shown their best form this season, Carvalhal said he expects more from them, adding: “Their value is more than they are showing so far. We know the team can improve a little more when all the individuals play to their best.
“They will do this, for sure, and when they do this will improve the performance of both the individuals and the team.”

Wednesday have no new injury problems for the Fulham game. Forestieri is likely to be back in the starting line-up after dropping to the bench in the last match and Lucas Joao may be in the squad after being back in training for almost two weeks.

However, Carvalhal has underlined that England under-18 striker George Hirst is one for the future – not the present – as far as the Wednesday first team is concerned, saying: “He has a bright future with Sheffield Wednesday but we need to be careful with his development.”







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