Attack, attack, attack! Sheffield Wednesday boss Carvalhal stays on front foot for Play-Off final clash with Hull City

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal
Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal
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Head coach Carlos Carvalhal insists Sheffield Wednesday will persevere with their attacking approach as the Championship Play-Off Final draws ever nearer.

The Owls beat Brighton and Hove Albion over two legs in the semi-final to set-up an all-Yorkshire second-tier decider with Hull City on Saturday, May 28, at Wembley.

Carvalhal, a surprise choice to succeed Stuart Gray last summer, has turned the Owls into one of the division’s great entertainers.

With so many changes taking place at the club last summer, few pundits expected Wednesday to be competing for a place in the Premier League at the beginning of this campaign.

However, Wednesday have wowed their own supporters and outsiders alike, with their free-flowing, attractive brand of football, culminating in the Owls securing a top-six finish in the regular season.

Carvalhal, who allowed his squad to have three days off to rest and recuperate last week, told The Star that the attacking trend will continue.

“We will prepare for this game like we have done for all the others. We will change absolutely nothing.

“It is the Final but we will try to do our best.

“We have 50 per cent of the chances.”

Victory over the Tigers will see Wednesday end their 16-year top-flight exile.

“I played football for a long time and the things that I remember is not the money, but the good moments when we played important games and when we reached cup finals,” said Portuguese boss Carvalhal.

“These things are more than money, they make us stay in the history of the club.

“We are making history. It is something important and the players deserve it, absolutely.”

Meanwhile, Wednesday have sold 27,500 tickets of their 38,889 allocated for the Final. Tickets will go on general sale on Tuesday.