Video: Carlos knew Sheffield Wednesday would come back to win against Blackburn

Head coach Carlos Carvalhal hailed the character of his Owls players after they came-from-behind to beat 10-man Blackburn Rovers 2-1 and bolster their top-six challenge.

Owls trailed after a header by Craig Conway 27 seconds into the second half.

Ross Wallace celebrates the second goal with Fernando Forestieri

Ross Wallace celebrates the second goal with Fernando Forestieri

But Carvalhal’s fought back to claim maximum points after an own goal from Adam Henley and Ross Wallace’s fourth of the season. Conway was then shown a straight red card by the referee after a crunching challenge on Alex Lopez.

Carvalhal said: “I was pleased with the response. It was nothing new. We play well in the second half of games so we were confident.

“We have been in the situation two or three times before where we have gone behind at Hillsborough.

“We didn’t disturb the team. We knew exactly what we must do. We showed a reaction. We got it back to 1-1.”

Wednesday’s fourth successive victory in the Championship keeps them in fifth position, five points above seventh-placed Cardiff City with six matches remaining. The gap is effectively six because of their excellent goal difference.

Carvalhal said: “We are just focused on the next game. We will plan over the next couple of days for the next game which is Bristol City. It will be a tough game.

“We will see where we finish at the end of the season. But, of course, I’m very happy and proud of what my players are doing at the moment.”

Experienced skipper Glenn Loovens will be assessed today after limping off with an ankle injury. The defender left the pitch in the first half of the game against Rovers who have now lost four of their last five matches. Barry Bannan will be available for selection again, having served a three-match suspension.