The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Chris Bai­ley

SH­EFFIELD WED­NES­DAY man­ager Car­los Car­val­hal has called for calm from sup­port­ers amid con­cerns that the Owls’ poor re­cent run could see them blow their play-off hopes.

The York­shire club failed to win any of the five Cham­pi­onship games that pre­ceded yes­ter­day’s trip to Not­ting­ham For­est, in­clud­ing a goal­less draw on Tues­day against Brighton, prompt­ing sting­ing crit­i­cism from the trav­el­ling sup­port­ers of Car­val­hal and his team.

With ten matches re­main­ing, the pres­sure is on to turn round their dip in form as they look to hang on to the fi­nal play-off berth.

“We don’t have any cri­sis. We know ex­actly why we lose points,” said Car­val­hal.

“We are work­ing as nor­mal. I don’t feel any change be­tween now and three months ago.

“We are fo­cused on the next game all the time. Ev­ery­body is show­ing in train­ing that they want to play.

“We don’t have any player who is out of the team think­ing ‘I don’t play and I don’t have any chance’.

All of them be­lieve they can play. The big pres­sure that our play­ers have is with them­selves over whether they play or not.

They know they have to play to their max­i­mum to play.”

COOL: Car­los Car­val­hal

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