Head coach Carlos Carvalhal believes the visit of Championship pacesetters Brighton and Hove Albion will be Sheffield Wednesday’s toughest test yet this season.
The Owls, unbeaten in 10 matches in all competitions, entertain a Brighton side tomorrow who have not lost in the league during the 2015/15 campaign.
Speaking at his press briefing this lunchtime, Carvalhal, who will be without the services of Michael Turner (knee), Marco Matias (hernia) and Modou Sougou (shoulder), said: “We have analysed the details of Brighton and understand why they haven’t lost this season. They have a good good squad and are well organised.
“They are very similar to us. They have some very strong points which is why they have had a good sequence of results. I believe it will be a very hard game for both of us. We are very similar in terms of team spirit.
“Nobody has beaten them so it is a big challenge for us.”
Owls officials are hoping for a big turn-out, with adult tickets priced at £20, concessions £15, Under-17s £10 and U11s £5, and Carvalhal says Wednesdayites have a vital role to play as they chase a third straight Hillsborough win.
“This is the moment when we need a lot of our supporters,” he said. “I think the energy from our fans be decisive. I hope the fans understand that the players need help and they can push us a lot.
“It is a good time for us to show the power of our fans.”