Sheffield Wednesday: No Scotland hangover for Barry Bannan and Steven Fletcher ahead of Huddersfield Town clash

Steven Fletcher in action for Scotland against Slovakia this week

Steven Fletcher in action for Scotland against Slovakia this week

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Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal insists Scottish pair Barry Bannan and Steven Fletcher will not be suffering the after effects of a terrible week for the Tartan Army.

The Owls duo had been away on international duty with their country with Bannan playing in both the 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Lituania at Hampden park and the 3-0 defeat to Slovakia.

Barry Bannan

Barry Bannan

Fletcher also played in the latter game, and picked up a knock for his troubles.

However, it is only physical rather than mental issues that either Bannan or Fletcher will suffer from following the spell away with Gordon Strachan's men, with Carvalhal believing that they will put those troubles behind them for the match against Huddersfield Town tomorrow.

"I think in the balance of everything, the negative is Fletcherm the kicks he received, if it effects him or not," said Carvalhal.

"In the national team, the team didn't do well, I didn't think Barry or Fletcher played badly in the game, I saw the last game.

Steven Fletcher picked up a knock while with Scotland this week

Steven Fletcher picked up a knock while with Scotland this week

"They are back to the team, it's a different enviornment, different coaches, sure they want to do as soon as possible the best for the team because it is a different competition, different players, different environment.

"These are the good things in football, when we have a problem, you never die becaue if you take something very bad with you in one game, after three days you come back again to the life and change everything. You don't have the opportunity to change what you did wrong but you have an opportunity to show as soon as possible something different and we expect that from both."

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