Sheffield Wednesday: Owls vow to come back stronger after play-off disappointment

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Almen Abdi is optimistic the Owls will “come back stronger” next season, despite a second year on the spin of play-off misery.

Carlos Carvalhal’s side missed out on qualifying the Championship Play-Off Final, losing 4-3 on penalties to Huddersfield Town at Hillsborough last night.

Sam Hutchinson and Fernando Forestieri were foiled from the spot by Terriers loanee Danny Ward.

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Huddersfield will now face Reading at Wembley for a place in the Premier League on Monday, May 29, while Wednesday will be competing in the second-tier again next term.

Abdi, who missed the end-of-season lottery due to a knee injury, posted on Twitter: “As disappointing & unlucky as last night’s exit was, the fight & determination was evident & we will come back stronger!”

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Midfield playmaker Abdi has struggled to make an impact since moving to Hillsborough last summer, making only 16 appearances and scoring one goal.

He underwent knee surgery in April, a problem which ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign.

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