Sheffield Wednesday: Owls refuse to give up on automatic promotion

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Loan defender Michael Turner still harbours hopes of snatching automatic promotion from the Championship despite the Owls’ three-match winless streak.

Carlos Carvalhal’s men have lost ground in the race to secure a top two finish after picking up just two points against Preston North End, Queens Park Rangers and Hull City.

Wednesday, sitting in sixth position with 12 fixtures remaining, welcome Neil Warnock’s Rotherham United outfit to Hillsborough this afternoon aiming to bolster their promotion aspirations.

Centre-half Turner told The Star: “To finish in the top six would be an excellent achievement. Of course, there’s still the chance we can go up automatically, so while there is that opportunity, we will still fight for that.

“You never know in this league. We just need to keep going, if we pick up a few wins on the bounce, we might be looking up again and thinking we can get back in (the top two). Getting back to winning ways is the most important thing. But come the end of the season, if we are in the play-offs, we can look at that as a success.”

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If the Owls have to settle for the play-offs, that would not disappoint Turner.

“The play-offs are great games to be involved in,” he said. “The semi-finals are great occasions, sold out stadiums. There is a lot of pressure in the games, but they are great to be involved in.

“Of course, if you can get through to Wembley, it’s a magnificent day out. And winning promotion at Wembley, there’s probably nothing better.”

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