Owls aiming to extend unbeaten run

Wednesday will be looking to make it eight games without defeat when we make the short trip to the New York Stadium to face Rotherham in our televised clash on Friday night.

It will be interesting to see what Carlos Carvalhal does with team selection after surprising most of the Wednesday fans at Loftus Road last night by making seven changes to Saturday’s starting line-up.

Carvalhal has made no secret of his belief in choosing a team depending on the strength of the opponents – even if that means wholesale alterations to the starting eleven – and that is exactly what happened against QPR.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, Wednesday’s best openings came in the second half. Half-time sub Lucas Joao might have had a penalty when foiled by Paul Konchesky’s dubious last-ditch tackle and the same player headed narrowly wide before Barry Bannan fired high and wide in the dying seconds when well placed.

The closest Rangers came to a goal was when Keiren Westwood pulled off an excellent save to deny Tjaronn Chery after the break.

However, it was a generally low-key affair with Wednesday failing to muster a shot on target, while Rangers managed just two from 20 attempts.

The major talking point was an incident on half-time when Modou Sougou looked to have been fouled by Clint Hill as he threatened to burst through on goal.

Referee Andy Haines surprisingly waved play on before allowing Sougou to receive lengthy treatment, resulting in the striker being stretchered off with a shoulder injury.

Carlos Carvalhal, who said he does not comment on refereeing decisions, reflected by saying: “I’m disappointed to have taken only two points from the last two matches. I wanted six, so I’m not really satisfied.”

However, he added: “We saw two strong teams here going to battle and it was a hard game, with both sides giving everything.

“I think we played a good game and it shows we can make changes, no problem, we have good players and a good squad.

“The players who came in did very well and I think we gave Queens Park Rangers a very good game.”

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