Owls boss Carvalhal set to rest key players

Date published: Friday 5th May 2017 11:28

Carlos Carvalhal is expected to rest his top players against Fulham as Sheffield Wednesday prepare for their upcoming play-off campaign.

Owls boss Carvalhal, named Championship manager of the month for April, saw his team guarantee themselves a top-six spot last weekend with a game to spare. When they did the same thing 12 months ago, the Portuguese treated the final game of the season at Wolves as a dead rubber.

The Owls will have to bear mind the possible fine set on Play-off rivals Huddersfield, after Terriers boss David Wagner also  rested key players in the loss to Birmingham.

Joe Wildsmith is likely to play in goal while other youngsters could be handed a chance.

Midfielder David Jones might be involved after illness while defender Sam Hutchinson is back in training after a calf injury and may be used from the bench late on.

Fulham will welcome back striker Chris Martin from suspension.

The on-loan Derby forward has completed a three-match ban after he was sent off at Norwich last month.

Defender Ragnar Sigurdsson could be unavailable again after he missed last weekend’s draw against Brentford with a calf problem.

Boss Slavisa Jokanovic should otherwise have a full-strength squad to choose from.

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