Sheffield Wednesday: Carson says promotion is priority

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Wigan’s former Wednesday keeper Scott Carson has underlined the importance of tonight’s game to the Latics.

He revealed that manager Uwe Rosler has described it as having greater priority than last Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final win against Manchester City.

The reason is that promotion is the main target rather than more FA Cup glory.

Carson, who starred for the Owls while on loan from Liverpool in 2006, said: “The gaffer said before and after the Man City game that Wednesday is the biggest game this week. Because the objective for us is to get into the play-offs - if not the top two.”

The former England keeper played against City after being out for almost three months. Ali Al Habsi has been a regular choice between the sticks and played in the Latics’ 3-0 win at Hillsborough last month.

Carson added: “It’s probably been the most frustrating time of my career.

“I’ve been unlucky with injuries and I hadn’t played since a couple of days before Christmas. So when the gaffer asked me to come into the team I was delighted because I’ve put a lot of hard work in on the training ground. Fortunately the gaffer had the faith in me to throw me back in for such a big game and obviously now it’s up to me to get better .It was good to get through the game.”

Meanwhile, Owls youngster Ayo Obileye has been linked with a summer switch to Crystal Palace.