Ross Wallace is optimistic that Sheffield Wednesday will get even stronger in the second half of the season.
The Owls, lying just outside of the play-off zone, entertain Derby County on Sunday, having suffered just one defeat in their last 12 Championship fixtures.
Since Carlos Carvalhal’s surprise appointment, sixteen new players have been drafted in as part of a major squad overhaul, including Scottish winger Wallace.
“We are a confident group,” Wallace told The Star. “We have been on a good run.
“Apart from the Charlton game, where we didn’t play well, we are quite happy with how we are progressing. We brought in a lot of new players but we have come a long way in the last few months.
“But there is plenty more to come from this team. We have only been together for four or five months. We will get stronger and better as the season goes on.”
Wallace said the Owls were “disappointed” with their performance in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup quarter-final loss at Stoke City.
“Stoke showed us a lot of respect with the team that they put out,” he said.
“There were a lot of top class players. We just couldn’t really get a hold of the game and cause them any problems. It was a game too far for us.
“By the end, we had a patched up back four with Modou Sougou playing at right-back and Sam Hutchinson at centre-back.”