Sheffield Wednesday: The goals will come ... Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal issues plea to fans to back players

Head coach Carlos Carvalhal is pleading with Wednesday's supporters to keep getting behind his inconsistent team, starting at home to Nottingham Forest tomorrow.

Friday, 23rd September 2016, 5:10 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:15 pm
Carlos Carvalhal

Carvalhal’s charges host 13th-placed Forest aiming to get back on track after Saturday’s disappointing 2-1 loss to Birmingham City.

Boss Carvalhal, who hopes Daniel Pudil (thigh) will be available for selection, has called on the Owls to start taking a higher percentage of the chances they are creating.

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“We are working hard and doing finishing (drills) every day in training,” he told The Star. “We have done a lot of situations to create chances and score goals.

“I must tell you that probably 70 per cent of professional football belongs to the inspiration of the players and the moment. Thirty per cent belongs to training.

“We are training but we have players who historically score goals. Everything could turn in a moment. Fernando [Forestieri] has scored a lot of goals and so has Lucas, Nuhiu, Hooper, Fletcher, Reach, Wallace, Lee and Abdi.

“We are working not to create chances but to improve our efficiency.

“It is why I still appeal to the fans to give confidence to the players. Let’s look forward to Forest and have a good game.”

A late decision will be made on Pudil’s fitness but Sam Hutchinson is in line to return after completing a one-match suspension.