PRESS PASS: Owls look to avoid Seagulls swoop

PRESS PASS: Owls look to avoid Seagulls swoop

It will come as a post Halloween treat to Owls fans that we go into our game against current league leaders Brighton & Hove Albion with a ten match unbeaten run on our side.

Confidence is sky high, and was today perfectly demonstrated by Daniel Pudil, Wednesday’s current first choice left back.

Pudil enters the press room with a smile on his face and a spring in his step, something which is great to see.

When asked about what it is at Wednesday that is currently keeping enthusiasm so high, he highlights that every factor, be it Carlos Carvalhal or the relationship between the players themselves, is important.

“Even the players who don’t play for the team know that they are still part of the club” stated Pudil.

“We all have great friendships and we all want to work for each other and for the benefit of the team, which is a great thing to have”.

Pudil feeling so welcome at Wednesday is undoubtedly aided by having both Fernando Forestieri and Lewis McGugan at the club, two players who played alongside him at Watford.

All Smiles: Daniel Pudil in high spirits.

All Smiles: Daniel Pudil in high spirits.

He has nothing but praise for Forestieri. “In my opinion, he is one of the best players in the Championship. With the support and encouragement from the fans, we have seen what he can do and we will continue to see him at his best”.

Comparisons between the promotion winning Watford side and Wednesday have been made over the past couple of weeks and Pudil believes that they are both quite similar.

“If you look at the way Watford started, they started very poorly but then went on a unbeaten run which shot them up the table. I believe we have a squad that is similar and can also push for promotion.”

Players such as Forestieri are crucial for games such as Brighton, a team whom Carlos Carvalhal knows will be our toughest opponents yet.

“There’s no getting away from it, Brighton are the best team in the Championship currently as they are top.”

Despite this, Carlos is keen to highlight that the pressure will also be on Brighton, as no one is guaranteed a win in this league. “I believe it will be a hard game for both sides. They are currently unbeaten in the league but we come into this game with a ten game unbeaten run also. Both sides will find it difficult.”

It is clear that Carvalhal is a realist and a manager who never lets expectation get in the way of his philosophies.

So, as we go into tomorrow night’s game, we must keep our feet on the ground and get behind the team, something which Carvalhal feels the club needs.

“You saw it at Arsenal, the 35,000 there gave the team a lift and I believe tomorrow night is a similar game, tomorrow night we will need our fans there to give us that little extra push. That is something I want all the fans to know and never forget.”

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