Video: Carlos Carvalhal pleased by Sheffield Wednesday players' reaction in 1-1 draw with Ipswich

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvlhal praised his side for their reaction from last week's defeat to Bristol City as the Owls were held to a draw by Ipswich Town,

Saturday, 16th April 2016, 7:46 pm

Wednesday had dominated for the majority of the game but a lapse in concentration allowed 16 year-old debutant Andre Dozzell - the son of former Tractor Boy Jason - to head in and cancel out the opener from Fernando Forestieri - his 15th goal of an impressive campaign.

Carvalhal's side had lost 4-1 at Ashton Gate last weekend, so the Portuguese was pleased by how his players had responded to that setback.

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While frustrated at dropping two points, he was also well aware that Cardiff City's 0-0 draw with QPR meant that Wednesday remained five points ahead of their nearest rivals in the battle for a play-off place.

Carvalhal said: "I see positives and negatives about this game - the score was the negative, the positive was how we reacted after the last game, and the way we responded after Ipswich's goal.

"We played against a strong opponent, one which had ambitions of promotion at the start of the season. We are in a better position than we were before the game. We have a five-point gap over Cardiff.

"We'd prefer the win but, for me, it's the way you win, draw or lose. The way we drew today is a positive. We drew because we missed a lot of chances, not because we didn't create any.

Carlos Carvalhal shakes hands with his players following the 1-1 draw with Ipswich at Hillsborough

"We showed we were a consistent team today and played our football. The first 20 minutes weren't great but after that we played good football.

"We are in a good position now. I talk about reality and the reality is that we must win games. This is a crucial week and we must concentrate on the next game."

Carlos Carvalhal shakes hands with his players following the 1-1 draw with Ipswich at Hillsborough