Sheffield Wednesday: Ipswich test a yardstick for Owls, says loanee

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Attacking full-back Jack Hunt says today’s clash at Ipswich Town will be an opportunity to measure how much the Owls have improved since Carlos Carvalhal’s arrival.

It promises to be a stern examination of Wednesday’s credentials, with the Tractor Boys having finished in the Championship’s top-six last season.

Hunt told The Star: “Everyone is on a high after two home wins and the team morale is very good. We know we have got a good set of lads in there and know we can’t get carried away.

“Ipswich will be a very tough test for us but it’s a great point to see where we are at going to a team who finished in the play-offs last year and will no doubt be up there this year.

“Ipswich will be a good test to see where we are at and what we need to work on.

“Portman Road is a hostile place to go to but there are a lot of places like that in the Championship. They are a big team and will be right up there this year.”

The Crystal Palace loanee sees no reason why Wednesday can’t be competing for promotion but is urging Carvalhal’s charges to stay grounded following back-to-back Hillsborough victories.

“There are real grounds for optimism this year,” he said. “We will go through tough times where we might have a bad month and not pick up as many points as we want.

“But we all need to stick together and keep our feet on the ground.”

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