Testing time ahead after dismal ‘derby day’

Wednesday, and head coach Carlos Carvalhal, face a real test of character in the next week after Sunday’s ‘derby day’ defeat at the hands of Sheff U.

Yet another slow Hillsborough start from the Owls saw us two-down inside the first 15 minutes and, after clawing our way back level through Gary Hooper and Lucas Joao by the 65th minute, we then allowed the visitors to immdediately restore their lead and seal the points with a second goal from ex-Wednesday player Leon Clarke.

The defensive frailties that have already been there to see at times at S6 this season were firmly punished by Sheff U, with Wednesday unable to contain the talents of young striker David Brooks.

Defeat sees us in 10th place on 13 points, only two off the play-off places but seven adrift of the top three, and attention now turns to the away game at managerless Birmingham on Wednesday evening, followed by another tough home clash with table-topping Leeds on Sunday.

Carvalhal said: “We need to be concentrated on the next games. The season has not finished, it is the beginning. We have done very well so far, it was a long time since we lost, and we must look to the future.

“The mistakes of my players are my mistakes, so I want them to be concentrated on the next games and to have a strong reaction.”



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